What is LCM of 2 and 12?
Answer: LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
Let's find the LCM of 2 and 12
The least common multiple of 2 and 12 or denoted as LCM(2, 12) is the least number which is exactly divisible by both the numbers, without leaving any remainder.
How To Find LCM of 2 and 12 by Listing Method
In this method, identify the common multiples from the list of the first few multiples of 2 and 12. The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 2 and 12
How To LCM of 2 and 12 by Common Division Method
In this division method, we follow a 2-step process:
- we divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers and
- stop it when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.
LCM of 2 and 12 is 2 × 2 × 3 which is equal to 12.
LCM is invariant with the method we choose to find.