# What is the LCM of 12 and 40?

The LCM of 12 and 40 is the least number which is divisible by 12 and 40 without leaving any remainder.

## Answer: LCM of 12 and 40 is 120

The least common multiple is the minimum possible number in which the given numbers divide exactly.

## Explanation:

There are many ways to find LCM of the numbers, the most used methods are mentioned below.

### Find LCM(12, 40) by Listing Method

In this method, we list the first few multiples of 12 and 40 and identify the common multiples.

The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 12 and 40

### Find LCM(12, 40) 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 of 12 and 40 is the same, and it is independent of the way we calculate the LCM.