LCM of 5, 6, and 8
LCM of 5, 6, and 8 is the smallest number among all common multiples of 5, 6, and 8. The first few multiples of 5, 6, and 8 are (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 . . .), (6, 12, 18, 24, 30 . . .), and (8, 16, 24, 32, 40 . . .) respectively. There are 3 commonly used methods to find LCM of 5, 6, 8  by prime factorization, by division method, and by listing multiples.
1.  LCM of 5, 6, and 8 
2.  List of Methods 
3.  Solved Examples 
4.  FAQs 
What is the LCM of 5, 6, and 8?
Answer: LCM of 5, 6, and 8 is 120.
Explanation:
The LCM of three nonzero integers, a(5), b(6), and c(8), is the smallest positive integer m(120) that is divisible by a(5), b(6), and c(8) without any remainder.
Methods to Find LCM of 5, 6, and 8
The methods to find the LCM of 5, 6, and 8 are explained below.
 By Division Method
 By Listing Multiples
 By Prime Factorization Method
LCM of 5, 6, and 8 by Division Method
To calculate the LCM of 5, 6, and 8 by the division method, we will divide the numbers(5, 6, 8) by their prime factors (preferably common). The product of these divisors gives the LCM of 5, 6, and 8.
 Step 1: Find the smallest prime number that is a factor of at least one of the numbers, 5, 6, and 8. Write this prime number(2) on the left of the given numbers(5, 6, and 8), separated as per the ladder arrangement.
 Step 2: If any of the given numbers (5, 6, 8) is a multiple of 2, divide it by 2 and write the quotient below it. Bring down any number that is not divisible by the prime number.
 Step 3: Continue the steps until only 1s are left in the last row.
The LCM of 5, 6, and 8 is the product of all prime numbers on the left, i.e. LCM(5, 6, 8) by division method = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 120.
LCM of 5, 6, and 8 by Listing Multiples
To calculate the LCM of 5, 6, 8 by listing out the common multiples, we can follow the given below steps:
 Step 1: List a few multiples of 5 (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 . . .), 6 (6, 12, 18, 24, 30 . . .), and 8 (8, 16, 24, 32, 40 . . .).
 Step 2: The common multiples from the multiples of 5, 6, and 8 are 120, 240, . . .
 Step 3: The smallest common multiple of 5, 6, and 8 is 120.
∴ The least common multiple of 5, 6, and 8 = 120.
LCM of 5, 6, and 8 by Prime Factorization
Prime factorization of 5, 6, and 8 is (5) = 5^{1}, (2 × 3) = 2^{1} × 3^{1}, and (2 × 2 × 2) = 2^{3} respectively. LCM of 5, 6, and 8 can be obtained by multiplying prime factors raised to their respective highest power, i.e. 2^{3} × 3^{1} × 5^{1} = 120.
Hence, the LCM of 5, 6, and 8 by prime factorization is 120.
ā Also Check:
 LCM of 15 and 20  60
 LCM of 30 and 70  210
 LCM of 12 and 42  84
 LCM of 10 and 30  30
 LCM of 2601 and 2616  2268072
 LCM of 15 and 35  105
 LCM of 3, 6, 9 and 12  36
LCM of 5, 6, and 8 Examples

Example 1: Find the smallest number that is divisible by 5, 6, 8 exactly.
Solution:
The value of LCM(5, 6, 8) will be the smallest number that is exactly divisible by 5, 6, and 8.
⇒ Multiples of 5, 6, and 8: Multiples of 5 = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, . . . ., 110, 115, 120, . . . .
 Multiples of 6 = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, . . . ., 96, 102, 108, 114, 120, . . . .
 Multiples of 8 = 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, . . . ., 96, 104, 112, 120, . . . .
Therefore, the LCM of 5, 6, and 8 is 120.

Example 2: Calculate the LCM of 5, 6, and 8 using the GCD of the given numbers.
Solution:
Prime factorization of 5, 6, 8:
 5 = 5^{1}
 6 = 2^{1} × 3^{1}
 8 = 2^{3}
Therefore, GCD(5, 6) = 1, GCD(6, 8) = 2, GCD(5, 8) = 1, GCD(5, 6, 8) = 1
We know,
LCM(5, 6, 8) = [(5 × 6 × 8) × GCD(5, 6, 8)]/[GCD(5, 6) × GCD(6, 8) × GCD(5, 8)]
LCM(5, 6, 8) = (240 × 1)/(1 × 2 × 1) = 120
⇒LCM(5, 6, 8) = 120 
Example 3: Verify the relationship between the GCD and LCM of 5, 6, and 8.
Solution:
The relation between GCD and LCM of 5, 6, and 8 is given as,
LCM(5, 6, 8) = [(5 × 6 × 8) × GCD(5, 6, 8)]/[GCD(5, 6) × GCD(6, 8) × GCD(5, 8)]
⇒ Prime factorization of 5, 6 and 8: 5 = 5^{1}
 6 = 2^{1} × 3^{1}
 8 = 2^{3}
∴ GCD of (5, 6), (6, 8), (5, 8) and (5, 6, 8) = 1, 2, 1 and 1 respectively.
Now, LHS = LCM(5, 6, 8) = 120.
And, RHS = [(5 × 6 × 8) × GCD(5, 6, 8)]/[GCD(5, 6) × GCD(6, 8) × GCD(5, 8)] = [(240) × 1]/[1 × 2 × 1] = 120
LHS = RHS = 120.
Hence verified.
FAQs on LCM of 5, 6, and 8
What is the LCM of 5, 6, and 8?
The LCM of 5, 6, and 8 is 120. To find the LCM of 5, 6, and 8, we need to find the multiples of 5, 6, and 8 (multiples of 5 = 5, 10, 15, 20 . . . . 120 . . . . ; multiples of 6 = 6, 12, 18, 24 . . . . 120 . . . . ; multiples of 8 = 8, 16, 24, 32 . . . . 120 . . . . ) and choose the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by 5, 6, and 8, i.e., 120.
How to Find the LCM of 5, 6, and 8 by Prime Factorization?
To find the LCM of 5, 6, and 8 using prime factorization, we will find the prime factors, (5 = 5^{1}), (6 = 2^{1} × 3^{1}), and (8 = 2^{3}). LCM of 5, 6, and 8 is the product of prime factors raised to their respective highest exponent among the numbers 5, 6, and 8.
⇒ LCM of 5, 6, 8 = 2^{3} × 3^{1} × 5^{1} = 120.
What is the Relation Between GCF and LCM of 5, 6, 8?
The following equation can be used to express the relation between GCF and LCM of 5, 6, 8, i.e. LCM(5, 6, 8) = [(5 × 6 × 8) × GCF(5, 6, 8)]/[GCF(5, 6) × GCF(6, 8) × GCF(5, 8)].
What is the Least Perfect Square Divisible by 5, 6, and 8?
The least number divisible by 5, 6, and 8 = LCM(5, 6, 8)
LCM of 5, 6, and 8 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 [Incomplete pair(s): 2, 3, 5]
⇒ Least perfect square divisible by each 5, 6, and 8 = LCM(5, 6, 8) × 2 × 3 × 5 = 3600 [Square root of 3600 = √3600 = ±60]
Therefore, 3600 is the required number.
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