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Least Common Multiple
LCM

The smallest positive integer into which two or more integers divide evenly. For example, 24 is the LCM of 8 and 12. Sometimes the LCM is written using brackets: [8, 12] = 24.

 

 

 

See also

Greatest common factor, least common denominator

 


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