# What is the LCM of 48 and 72?

LCM of 48 and 72 is the least number which is exactly divisible by 48 and 72.

## Answer: LCM of 48 and 72 is 144

Lets see how to find the LCM of 48 and 72

## Explanation:

The least common multiple of two or more numbers is the smallest number among all common multiples of the given numbers.

Look at the commonly used methods to find the LCM of 48 and 72

## Methods to Find LCM of 48 and 72

Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 48 and 72

- Listing the Multiples
- Common Division

### LCM of 48 and 72 by Listing Method

Follow the steps given below to find the LCM of 48 and 72.

**Step 1:**List the first few multiples of 48 and 72**Step 2:**Identify the common multiples of 48 and 72**Step 3:**LCM of 48 and 72 is equal to the least number among the common multiples of 48 and 72

### LCM of 48 and 72 by Common Division Method

In this division method, we start dividing the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers and stop the process when we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.

Irrespective of the method, the solution to our question LCM of 48 and 72 is the same.