What is the least common multiple of the set of numbers 8, 12, 16, 36?
So the lowest common multiple must be
The first thing to notice is that:
8 is a factor of 16 and
12 is a factor of 36.
Therefore we do not need to consider 8 and 12 at all,
Find the LCM of 16 and 36.
Find the product of their prime factors.
A multiple of 16 must include
A multiple of 36 must include
The LCM must have the highest of each, hence