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
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.