What is the LCM of 15 and 60?
The least common multiple (LCM) of 15 and 60 is the smallest possible number which is divisible by 15 and 60, with a zero remainder.
Answer: LCM of 15 and 60 is 60
The smallest number in which the given numbers divide exactly is called the least common multiple
Least Common Multiple of 15 and 60 by Listing Method
We, first of all, list the first few multiples of 15 and 60 and identify the common multiples of both. The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 15 and 60
Least Common Method of 15 and 60 by Common Division Method
In the common division method,
- we divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers
- stop the process when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.
The solution to our question LCM of 15 and 60 is the same, as it is independent of the method we choose.