What is the LCM of 8 and 12?
LCM(8,12) is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 8 and 12.
Answer: LCM of 8 and 12 is 24
Lets see how to find the LCM of 8 and 12
Least Common Multiple is the least number which is exactly divisible by the given numbers.
We can find the LCM of the numbers in many ways the commonly used methods are given below.
Methods to Find LCM of 8 and 12
Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 8 and 12
- Listing the Multiples
LCM of 8 and 12 by Listing Method
In this method, the first few multiples of 8 and 12 are listed and the common multiples are identified.
The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 8 and 12
LCM of 8 and 12 by Formula
The relevant formula is LCM (a,b) = (a × b) / GCF (a,b)
The Greatest Common Factor of (8,12) = 4
LCM(8,12) = (8 × 12) / 4
= 96/4 = 24
LCM(8,12) = 24
Irrespective of the method, the solution to our question LCM of 8 and 12 is the same.