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What is the LCM of 3 and 48?

The lcm of 3 and 48 is 48.

Steps to find LCM

  1. Find the prime factorization of 3
    3 = 3
  2. Find the prime factorization of 48
    48 = 2 × 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 × 2 × 3
  4. LCM = 48

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