What is the LCM of 2,3 and 4?
LCM of 2, 3, and 4 is the least number which is exactly divisible by 2, 3, and 4 without leaving any remainder.
Answer: LCM of 2, 3, and 4 is 12
Lets see how to find the LCM of 2, 3 and 4
The least possible number which the given numbers divide exactly is called as least common multiple
The most common methods of finding the least common multiple are given below.
Methods to Find LCM of 2,3 and 4
Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 2, 3 and 4
- Listing the Multiples
- Common Division
LCM(2, 3, 4) by Listing Multiples
It is a 2-step process, in which,
- we list the first few multiples of 2, 3, and 4 and
- identify the common multiples.
LCM of 2, 3, and 4 is the least among the common multiples.
LCM (2, 3, 4) by Common Division
In this process,
- we divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers.
- when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers, we stop the process.
Irrespective of the method, the least common multiple of 2, 3, and 4 is the same as 12.