What is the LCM of 16 and 32?
The Least Common Multiple of 16 and 32 would be a number which is the smallest and also perfectly or exactly divisible by them.
Answer: LCM of (16 and 32) is 32
Lets see how to find the LCM of 16 and 32
Least Common Multiple (LCM ): It is the smallest ot the least number which the given numbers divide perfectly, that is leaving 0 as remainder on division.
Methods to Find the LCM of 16 and 32
Lets find the LCM of 16 and 32 by different methods.
Common Division Method:
- Divide the numbers 16 and 32 simultaneously with prime numbers.
- Keep dividing until we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers further ahead.
Formula to obtain LCM: LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF (a,b)
The Greatest Common Factor(GCF) of (16, 32) = 16
LCM of 16 and 32 = (16 × 32) / 16 = 32
LCM of 16 and 32: 32