# What is LCM of 72 and 96?

LCM of 72 and 96 is the least number which is exactly divisible by 72 and 96.

## Answer: LCM of 72 and 96 is 288

## Explanation:

The smallest possible number n which the given numbers divide exactly is called the least common multiple or LCM of the given numbers. The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 72 and 96.

### Common Division Method Of Finding LCM(72, 96)

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.
- LCM of 72 and 96 is the product of the common prime divisors.

LCM(72,96) is always 288. For an in-depth understanding of LCM, and more methods to calculate LCM, you can refer to the least common multiple of any given number.