What is the LCM of 24, 36 and 40?
The least possible number which is exactly divisible by both 24,36 and 40 is the LCM of 24,36 and 40.
Answer: LCM of 24,36 and 40 is 24
Lets see how to find the LCM of 24, 36 and 40
The least common multiple is the smallest possible number which divides 24, 36, and 40 exactly.
The commonly used methods of finding LCM are listed below.
Methods to Find LCM of 24, 36 and 40
Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 24, 36 and 40
- Listing the Multiples
- Common Division
Multiples Listing Method of Finding the LCM of 24,36 and 40.
We list the first few multiples of 6 and 8 and identify the common multiples of 6 and 8.
The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 6 and 8
Common Division Method of Finding the LCM of 24,36 and 40.
- We divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers.
- Stop the process when we don't have a prime number that exactly divides the given numbers.
The solution to our question LCM of 24,36, and 40 is the same irrespective of the method.