Multiples |
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A multiple of a number is product of that number and a whole number. |
Let's examine the multiples of 3:
Figure 1. |
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Least Common Multiple (LCM) |
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The Least Common Multiple (LCM) is the smallest nonzero multiple shared by two or more numbers. |
Let's try to find the LCM of "3" and "6":
Multiples of 3: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15…
Multiples of 6: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30…
The LCM of 3 and 6 is “6”.