What is the LCM of 5 and 12?
LCM(5,12) is the smallest non zero number which is exactly divisible by the two numbers.
Answer: LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
Lets see how to find the LCM of 5 and 12
Least Common Multiple also known as Lowest Common Divisor is the lowest multiple common to the given numbers.
We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways the commonly used methods are listed below.
Methods to Find LCM of 5 and 12
Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 5 and 12
- Listing the Multiples
LCM of 5 and 12 by Listing Method
In this method, we list the first few multiples of 5 and 12 and identify the common multiples.
The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 5 and 12
LCM of 5 and 12 by Formula
The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = (a × b) / GCF(a,b)
The Greatest Common Factor(GCF) of (5,12) = 1
LCM of 5 and 12 = (5× 12) / 1
= 60/1 = 60
LCM of 5 and 12 = 60
Irrespective of the method, the solution to our question LCM of 5 and 12 is the same.