# What is the LCM of 8 and 24?

The LCM or __least common multiple__ of two or more numbers is the smallest possible number which is exactly divisible by the given numbers.

## Answer: LCM of 8 and 24 is 24

LCM of 8 and 24 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both the numbers.

## Explanation:

We can find the LCM by the following methods:

- Listing the common
__multiples__ - Common Division Method

### Find LCM of 8 and 24 by Listing Method

We start the process by listing the first few multiples of 8 and 24 and then we move on to identify the common multiples of both the given numbers. The least among the common multiples is the LCM(8, 24).

### Find the LCM(8, 24) by Common Division Method

In the process of common division:

- 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 8 and 24 is 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 which is equal to 24

LCM of 8 and 24 is equal to 24 as 24 is a multiple of 8

So, if one of the numbers is a multiple of others, then their LCM would be the same as the largest of both.

Like 24 is a multiple of 8. Then LCM(8, 24) is 24 itself.