# What is the LCM of 8, 16 and 24?

LCM of 8, 16 and 24 is the lowest number which divides 8, 16 and 24 leaving any zero.

## Answer: LCM of 8, 16 and 24 is 48

We will see two methods to find LCM of 8, 16 and 24.

## Explanation

Least Common Multiple of 8, 16 and 24 is the least number that divides 8, 16 and 24 exactly.

- LCM of 8, 16 and 24 by Listing Common Multiples
- LCM of 8, 16 and 24 by Common Division Method

### Method1: LCM of 8, 16 and 24 by Listing Common Multiples

Look at the multiples of 8, 16 and 24

Multiples of 8 = 8, 16 , 24 , 32 , ...,

Multiples of 16 = 16, 32, 48, 64...

Multiples of 24 = 24, 48, 72,...

Least Common Factor of 8, 16 and 24 = 48

So, LCM of 8, 16, 24 = 48

### Method2: LCM of 8, 16 and 24 by Common Division Method

In this division method, we divide the numbers 8, 16 and 24 with prime numbers, and until no more numbers.

The answer to LCM of 8, 16 and 24 is 48, irrespective of the methods.