What is The LCM of 16 and 18?
LCM of 16 and 18 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 16 and 18.
Answer: LCM of 16 and 18 is 144
Least Common Multiple is the smallest number that is exactly divisible by the given numbers.
We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways the commonly used methods are listed below.
LCM of 16 and 18 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.
LCM of 16 and 18 by Formula
The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF (a,b)
The Greatest Common Factor of (16,18) = 2
LCM of 16 and 18 = (16 × 18) / 2
= 288/2 = 144
LCM of 16 and 18 = 144