The smallest positive number that is a multiple of two or more numbers.

Example: the Least Common Multiple of 3 and 5 is 15

Because 15 is a multiple of 3 and also a multiple of 5 and it is the smallest number like that.

3 and 5 have other common multiples such as 30, 45, etc, but they are all larger than 15.

(Also called Lowest Common Multiple)

Example: the Least Common Multiple of 3 and 5 is 15

Because 15 is a multiple of 3 and also a multiple of 5 and it is the smallest number like that.

3 and 5 have other common multiples such as 30, 45, etc, but they are all larger than 15.

(Also called Lowest Common Multiple)

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