# What is the least common multiple of #p# and #q# if #p, q# are prime numbers ?

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May 22, 2015

If **distinct** primes then the LCM (least common multiple) of

If

May 22, 2015

A prime number is a natural number greater than 1 which has no divisor other than 1 and itself.

example :

The least common multiple (LCM) of two numbers is the smallest non zero number which is a multiple of both numbers.

considering the L.C.M of two primes :

#2 and 3# , here the L.C.M =#2 xx 3 = 6# # 3 and 5# , L.C.M =# 3 xx 5 = 15# #2 and 7# , L.C.M =#2 xx 7 = 14#

so if