# Lowest Common Multiple

The **Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)** is the smallest number into which two given numbers will divide.

To find the LCM, list the **multiples** of each given number until you see one multiple common to both numbers.

## Examples

NUMBERS | MULTIPLES | LOWEST COMMON MULTIPLE |

4 | 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 | The LCM is 12. |

6 | 6, 12, 18, 24 |

NUMBERS | MULTIPLES | LOWEST COMMON MULTIPLE |

5 | 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 | The LCM is 40. |

8 | 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 |

## Questions

Find the Lowest Common Multiple of each of these sets of numbers.

**Q1.** 5, 6
**Q2.** 10, 12
**Q3.** 4, 5, 6

**Answer**
**A1.** 30
**A2.** 60
**A3.** 60