What is the LCM of 1 and 5?
Least Common Multiple of 1 and 5 is the smallest number which divides both 1 and 5 exactly without a remainder.
Answer: LCM of 1 and 5 is 5
For 1 and 5, the smallest number which would be perfectly divisible by them is their LCM which is 5.
All natural numbers are the multiples of 1. So, 5 is also a multiple of 1. This means that the least common multiple of 1 and 5 is 5.
Let us use the listing the common factors method to find the LCM of 1 and 5
LCM of 1 and 5 by Listing Method
List the first few multiples of 1 and 5 and find the common multiples.
The smallest among the common multiples is the LCM of 1 and 5, which in the above case we can see is 5. This means that the LCM of 1 and 5 is 5