What is the LCM of 14 and 28?
LCM of 14 and 28 is the minimum possible number which is exactly divisible by 14 and 28.
Answer: LCM(14, 28) is 28
The smallest number in which the given numbers divide exactly is called the least common multiple or LCM.
We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways the commonly used methods are listed below.
- Listing the multiples
- Common division
Listing Method To Calculate LCM(14,28)
In this method, the first few multiples of 14 and 28 are listed and then the common multiples of both the numbers are identified.
The smallest of all the common multiples is the LCM of 14 and 28, denoted by LCM(14, 28).
Common Division Method To Calculate LCM(14,28)
The common division is a 2-step process involving:
- Division of the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers and
- Termination of the process when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.
The solution of LCM of 14 and 28 is the same as 28, irrespective of the method.