# What is the LCM of 11 and 17?

To find the LCM of 11 and 17, we need the least number which is exactly divisible by both 11 and 17.

## Answer: LCM of 11 and 17 is 187

The Least Common Multiple (LCM) of two numbers a and b is the smallest number that is divisible by both a and b exactly.

## Explanation:

We will explain two methods to find the LCM of 11 and 17

- LCM of 11 and 17 by Listing Multiples Method
- LCM of 11 and 17 by Common Division Method

### Method 1: LCM of 11 and 17 by Listing Multiples Method

Follow the steps given below to find the LCM of 11 and 17.

**Step 1:**List the first few multiples of 11 and 17**Step 2:**Identify the common multiples of 11 and 17**Step 3:**LCM of 11 and 17 is equal to the least number among the common multiples of 11 and 17

So, the least common multiple of 11 and 17 is 187

### Method 2: LCM of 11 and 17 by Common Division Method

In this division method, we start dividing the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers and stop the process when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.

Observe that the solution to our question LCM of 11 and 17 is the same in both methods.