# What is the LCM of 18 24 32

The smallest number which is exactly divisible by the given numbers is called __LCM __(l__east common multiple__) of the given numbers.

## Answer: LCM of 18, 24, and 32 is 288

LCM of 18, 24, and 32 is the least number which is exactly divisible by all three numbers.

## Explanation:

### LCM of 18, 24, and 32 by Listing Method

We follow a 3-step process, namely,

- We list the first few multiples of 18, 24, and 32
- Identify the common multiples
- The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 18, 24, and 32

### LCM of 18, 24, and 32 by Common Division Method

We divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers that are common factors to them and stop it when we don't have a prime number left, to divide the given numbers together.

LCM of 18,24 and 32 is 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 which is equal to 288

LCM of 18,24, and 32 is the same, irrespective of the method we choose.