# What is the LCM of 5 and 8?

Lowest common multiple of 5 and 8 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 5 and 8.

## Answer: LCM of 5 and 8 is 40

Lets see how to find the LCM of 5 and 8

## Explanation:

Least Common Multiple is the smallest number which the given number divides exactly.

## Methods to Find LCM of 5 and 8

Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 5 and 8

- Listing the Multiples
- Formula

### LCM of 5 and 8 by Listing Method

### Below are the listed multiples of 5 and 8

### LCM of 5 and 8 by Formula

### The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF (a,b)

The Greatest Common Factor of (5,8) = 1

Therefore

LCM of 5 and 8 = (5 × 8) / 1

= 40/1 = 40

LCM of 5 and 8 = 40