# How do you find the least common multiple of 6 and 8?

Dec 1, 2016

24

#### Explanation:

If you can use a calculator, make a table with one column being $6 \cdot x$ and the other as $8 \cdot x$ to check for all multiples, and then graph and look for the first intersection (the one closest to the origin).

If not, manually multiply it out.

$6 \cdot 1 = 6$
$6 \cdot 2 = 12$
$6 \cdot 3 = 18$
$6 \cdot 4 = 24$
$\ldots$

$8 \cdot 1 = 8$
$8 \cdot 2 = 16$
$8 \cdot 3 = 24$
$\ldots$