# What is the LCM of 9 and 16?

LCM of 9 and 16 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 9 and 16.

## Answer: LCM of 9 and 16 is 144

Lets see how to find the LCM of 6 and 8

## Explanation:

The least common multiple, LCM, is the smallest number in which the given numbers divide exactly.

Most common methods to find LCM are:

- List of multiples method
- Common division method

## Methods to Find LCM(9,16)

Let us use the following methods to find the LCM of 9 and 16

- Listing the Multiples
- Common Division

### LCM of 9 and 16 by Listing Method

In this method,

- we list the first few multiples of 9 and 16 and
- identify the common multiples.

The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 9 and 16

### LCM(9,16) by Common Division Method

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 9 and 16.