# What is The LCM of 8 and 5

LCM of 8 and 5 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 8 and 5.

## Answer: LCM of 8 and 5 is 40

## Explanation:

Least Common Multiple is the smallest 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 listed below.

### LCM of 8 and 5 by Listing Method

In this method, we list the first few multiples of 8 and 5 and identify the common multiples.

The common multiple having the smallest value is the LCM of 8 and 5

### LCM of 8 and 5 by Common Division Method

In this division method, we divide the numbers simultaneously with prime numbers until we don't have a prime number to divide the given numbers.