# What is The LCM of 12 and 36?

LCM of 12 and 36 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 12 and 36

## Answer: LCM of 12 and 36 is 36

## Explanation:

Least Common Multiple .is the smallest number which the given numbers divides exactly

LCM by commonly used methods are listed below.

### LCM of 12 and 36: Method of Common Division

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.

### LCM of 12 and 36: Formula Method

Formula states: The product of any two numbers 'a' and 'b' is equal to the product of their LCM and GCF.

Formula of LCM: ( a × b)=LCM(a,b) × GCF(a,b)

GCF of (12, 36) = 12

Therefore

LCM of 12 and 36= (12 × 36) / 12

= 432/12 = 36

LCM of 12 and 36 = 36