Least Common Multiple (LCM) calculator - finds LCM for up to three given numbers and shows process of dividing by primes as for school-like interpretation.
Enter numbers
If you need only 2 numbers - just leave 3rd field empty!
Enter number #1
Enter number #2
Enter number #3
36 18 9 3 1
2 2 3 3
31752 15876 7938 3969 1323 441 147 49 7 1
2 2 2 3 3 3 3 7 7
Results
Least common multiple (LCM)
31752
LCM prime factors
2^{3} × 3^{4} × 7^{2}
Greatest Common Divisor (GCD)
36
GCD prime factors
2^{2} × 3^{2}
Processing time (performance)
0ms
Some facts
Least common multiple is the smallest positive integer that is a multiple of two or more numbers. This means also, it can be divided by these numbers without a reminder.
Example 1: numbers 2 and 3 have LCM 6 because 6 divides completely by both two and by three.
Example 2: A number of 4 and 10 have LCM 20, because 20 divides completely by both 4 and 10.
As you can see in the first example, LCM was the product (multiplication) of the given numbers. However, in the second example is a much smaller number.
Least common multiple (LCM) is sometimes called lowest common multiple or smallest common multiple
LCM is mainly useful as lowest common denominator for fractions.
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