# What is the lowest common multiple of 12 and 9?

Let us find the least common multiple of 12 and 9.

## Answer: LCM of 12 and 9 is 36

LCM of 12 and 9 is the least number which is exactly divisible by both 12 and 9

**Explanation:**

The least common multiple is the smallest number which is exactly divisible by both the given numbers.

### LCM of 12 and 9 by Listing Method

In this method, we list the first few multiples of 12 and 9 and identify the common multiples.

The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 12 and 9

### LCM of 12 and 9 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.