# What is the LCM of 12 and 32?

The least common multiple of 12 and 32, denoted as LCM(12, 32) is the least number which is exactly divisible by 12 and 32.

## Answer: LCM of 12 and 32 is 96

## Explanation:

The least common multiple is the smallest number in which the given numbers divide exactly. We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways the commonly used methods are listed below.

### How To Find LCM of 12 and 32 by Listing Method

In this method, we list the first few multiples of 12 and 32 and identify the common multiples. The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 12 and 32

### How To Find LCM of 12 and 32 by Common Division Method

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

The LCM(12,32) is 96 and it is irrespective of the method, we choose to find the LCM.