What is the LCM of 2 and 8?
LCM of 2 and 8 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 2 and 8.
Answer: LCM of the given numbers 2 and 8 is 8
Let's see how to find the LCM of 2 and 8
The least common multiple is the smallest number which is exactly divisible by both the given numbers.
We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways the commonly used methods are listed below.
Methods to Find LCM of 2 and 8
Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 2 and 8
- Listing the Multiples
Method of Listing Multiples
Step 1: Write the first few multiples of the given numbers 2 and 8.
Step 2: Now, spot the common multiples of 2 and 8 amongst the listed ones.
Step 3: Mark the lowest amongst the common multiples as the least common multiple of 2 and 8.
Method of Common Division
In this division method, we divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers and stop it when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.