# What is LCM of 2 and 12?

__LCM __(__Least Common Multiple__) is the smallest number which is exactly divisible by the given numbers.

## Answer: LCM of 2 and 12 is 12

Let's find the LCM of 2 and 12

## Explanation:

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.