# What is the LCM of 6 and 8?

Feb 24, 2017

LCM is $24$.

#### Explanation:

Prime factors of $6$ are $2 \times 3$

and those of $8$ are $2 \times 2 \times 2$

Now for LCM just pick up all the prime numbers and they should be repeated the maximum number of times they appear as a factor of any single number.

Here in factors of $8$, $2$ appears thrice and $3$ has appeared just once,

hence, LCM is $2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 3 = 24$.