# 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

## Explanation:

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.

### Therefore, LCM of 24,36 and 40 is 360

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