# What is the LCM of 12 and 16?

Lowest common multiple of 12 and 16 is the smallest number that is exactly divisible by all the three given numbers.

## Answer: The LCM of 12 and 16 is 48

Lets see how to find the LCM of 12 and 16

## Explanation:

Least Common Multiple of 12 and 16 is that number which is the smallest and also exactly divisible by the given numbers.

## Methods to Find the LCM of 12 and 16

Two different ways to find the LCM of 12 and 16 are given below:

### LCM of 12 and 16 through Prime Factorisation

- Write the Prime factorised form of the three given numbers.
- Select distinct factors with the highest power.

### LCM of 12 and 16 through Lists of Multiples

- The non-zero multiples(first few) of 12 and 16 are written.
- The common multiples are encircled.
- The samllest common is the one which is the LCM of the two given numbers.