What is the LCM of 4 and 12?
LCM of 4 and 12 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 4 and 12.
Answer: LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
Lets see how to find the LCM of 4 and 12
Least Common Multiple (LCM) is the smallest number which the given number divides exactly.
We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways the commonly used methods are listed below.
Methods to Find LCM of 4 and 12
Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 4 and 12
- Listing the Multiples
- Common Division
Least Common Multiple of 4 and 12 by Listing Method
We will list the first few multiples of 4 and 12 and identify the common multiples of 4 and 12.
The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 4 and 12
So, LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
Least Common Multiple of 4 and 12 by Common Division Method
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.
The solution to our question LCM of 4 and 12 is the same by both the methods.