# What is the LCM of 16 and 40?

LCM of 16 and 40 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 6 and 9

## Answer: LCM of 16 and 40 is 80

Lets see how to find the LCM of 16 and 40

## Explanation:

The least common multiple, or in short, LCM is the smallest number in which the given numbers divide exactly. We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways, the most common methods are listed below.

## Methods to Find the LCM of 16 and 40

Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 16 and 40

### Calculate LCM(16,40) by Listing Method

We list the first few multiples of 16 and 40 and identify the common multiples. The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 16 and 40.

### Calculate LCM(16,40) by Common Division Method

In the common division method, we divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers and conclude the process when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.

LCM of 16 and 40 is the same as 80, it is unique for a given set of numbers.