LCM of 5 and 8
LCM of 5 and 8 is the smallest number among all common multiples of 5 and 8. The first few multiples of 5 and 8 are (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, . . . ) and (8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, . . . ) respectively. There are 3 commonly used methods to find LCM of 5 and 8  by prime factorization, by listing multiples, and by division method.
1.  LCM of 5 and 8 
2.  List of Methods 
3.  Solved Examples 
4.  FAQs 
What is the LCM of 5 and 8?
Answer: LCM of 5 and 8 is 40.
Explanation:
The LCM of two nonzero integers, x(5) and y(8), is the smallest positive integer m(40) that is divisible by both x(5) and y(8) without any remainder.
Methods to Find LCM of 5 and 8
The methods to find the LCM of 5 and 8 are explained below.
 By Prime Factorization Method
 By Division Method
 By Listing Multiples
LCM of 5 and 8 by Prime Factorization
Prime factorization of 5 and 8 is (5) = 5^{1} and (2 × 2 × 2) = 2^{3} respectively. LCM of 5 and 8 can be obtained by multiplying prime factors raised to their respective highest power, i.e. 2^{3} × 5^{1} = 40.
Hence, the LCM of 5 and 8 by prime factorization is 40.
LCM of 5 and 8 by Division Method
To calculate the LCM of 5 and 8 by the division method, we will divide the numbers(5, 8) by their prime factors (preferably common). The product of these divisors gives the LCM of 5 and 8.
 Step 1: Find the smallest prime number that is a factor of at least one of the numbers, 5 and 8. Write this prime number(2) on the left of the given numbers(5 and 8), separated as per the ladder arrangement.
 Step 2: If any of the given numbers (5, 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 and 8 is the product of all prime numbers on the left, i.e. LCM(5, 8) by division method = 2 × 2 × 2 × 5 = 40.
LCM of 5 and 8 by Listing Multiples
To calculate the LCM of 5 and 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, 30, . . . ) and 8 (8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, . . . . )
 Step 2: The common multiples from the multiples of 5 and 8 are 40, 80, . . .
 Step 3: The smallest common multiple of 5 and 8 is 40.
∴ The least common multiple of 5 and 8 = 40.
☛ Also Check:
 LCM of 2, 5 and 7  70
 LCM of 14 and 42  42
 LCM of 3 and 8  24
 LCM of 18, 24 and 36  72
 LCM of 60, 84 and 108  3780
 LCM of 10 and 100  100
 LCM of 8, 9 and 25  1800
LCM of 5 and 8 Examples

Example 1: Find the smallest number that is divisible by 5 and 8 exactly.
Solution:
The smallest number that is divisible by 5 and 8 exactly is their LCM.
⇒ Multiples of 5 and 8: Multiples of 5 = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, . . . .
 Multiples of 8 = 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, . . . .
Therefore, the LCM of 5 and 8 is 40.

Example 2: The product of two numbers is 40. If their GCD is 1, what is their LCM?
Solution:
Given: GCD = 1
product of numbers = 40
∵ LCM × GCD = product of numbers
⇒ LCM = Product/GCD = 40/1
Therefore, the LCM is 40.
The probable combination for the given case is LCM(5, 8) = 40. 
Example 3: The GCD and LCM of two numbers are 1 and 40 respectively. If one number is 5, find the other number.
Solution:
Let the other number be p.
∵ GCD × LCM = 5 × p
⇒ p = (GCD × LCM)/5
⇒ p = (1 × 40)/5
⇒ p = 8
Therefore, the other number is 8.
FAQs on LCM of 5 and 8
What is the LCM of 5 and 8?
The LCM of 5 and 8 is 40. To find the LCM of 5 and 8, we need to find the multiples of 5 and 8 (multiples of 5 = 5, 10, 15, 20 . . . . 40; multiples of 8 = 8, 16, 24, 32 . . . . 40) and choose the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by 5 and 8, i.e., 40.
If the LCM of 8 and 5 is 40, Find its GCF.
LCM(8, 5) × GCF(8, 5) = 8 × 5
Since the LCM of 8 and 5 = 40
⇒ 40 × GCF(8, 5) = 40
Therefore, the greatest common factor (GCF) = 40/40 = 1.
What is the Relation Between GCF and LCM of 5, 8?
The following equation can be used to express the relation between GCF and LCM of 5 and 8, i.e. GCF × LCM = 5 × 8.
What is the Least Perfect Square Divisible by 5 and 8?
The least number divisible by 5 and 8 = LCM(5, 8)
LCM of 5 and 8 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 5 [Incomplete pair(s): 2, 5]
⇒ Least perfect square divisible by each 5 and 8 = LCM(5, 8) × 2 × 5 = 400 [Square root of 400 = √400 = ±20]
Therefore, 400 is the required number.
Which of the following is the LCM of 5 and 8? 11, 45, 30, 40
The value of LCM of 5, 8 is the smallest common multiple of 5 and 8. The number satisfying the given condition is 40.