## LEAST COMMON MULTIPLE: LCM(12, 48) (PRIME FACTORS METHOD) RESULT

LCM(12, 48) = 48 DESCRIPTIONS

Prime factorization of 12 :

(12 = 2 × 2 × 3)

Prime factorization of 48 :

(48 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3)

• 12 = 2 × 2 × 3
• 48 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3

Provided that the common prime factors (2, 2 and 3) appear in the multiplication only once, the LCM of 12 and 48 is equal to the product of all prime factors.

LCM(12, 48) = 2 × 2 × 3 × 2 × 2 = 48

## INFORMATION

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### LCM OF TWO NUMBERS

The least common multiple (LCM) of two positive whole numbers is the smallest number that is divisible by these numbers. LCM can be found by factoring the given numbers. Provided that the common prime factors appear in the multiplication only once, LCM is equal to the product of all prime factors.

### OTHER INFORMATION

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