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What is the LCM of 18 and 24?

The lcm of 18 and 24 is 72.

Steps to find LCM

  1. Find the prime factorization of 18
    18 = 2 × 3 × 3
  2. Find the prime factorization of 24
    24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3
  3. Multiply each factor the greater number of times it occurs in steps i) or ii) above to find the lcm:

    LCM = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3
  4. LCM = 72

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