Find the LCM of 17 and 34?
The least common multiple can be defined as the lowest positive integer that is a multiple of every number in a given set of numbers.
Answer: The LCM of 17 and 34 is 34
LCM can be calculated using various methods.
Method 1: Prime factorization
Let's prime factorise the numbers 17 and 34 as shown below
Thus, LCM(17,34) = 34
Method 2: Listing factors
We will be listing the first few multiples of 17 and 34 to find the smallest common factor as shown below
Multiples of 17: 17, 34
Multiples of 34: 34, 68
Common multiple = 34
Thus, LCM = 34