When you start schooling, you need to read Maths as one of the subject from the very beginning. One of the first topics you read is HCF and LCM. But, do you know the meaning and full form of LCM? If not, we will known LCM full form and some other details in this post.
LCM Full Form
The full form of LCM (LCM full form) is “Least Common Multiple“. It is known as “Minimum Commoner”. At the same time, Least Common Multiple (LCM) is also known as Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Least Common Divisor (LCD).
What is LCM?
LCM is the smallest number in which it is completely divisible by dividing by a given number.
For example – LCM of 4, 6 and 9 is 36. Here 36 which is 4, 9 and 6 can be completely divided by all the three numbers.
Method of Determining LCM
There are three main methods of finding LCM, which is as follows-
- Division method
- Prime factor method
- Factor and multiplication method
Part method to find LCM
- To find LCM by division method, first write down the given numbers together.
- After this, divide it by the smallest prime number.
- Then write the quotient below the given number.
- It is necessary to divide at least two numbers.
- After that, the number will not be divided. Write that number down like the given number.
- Then the same process has to be repeated with the obtained quotient, until all the quotient numbers are found to be the co-prime numbers.
- Finally, multiply all the quotient and the obtained prime numbers together.
- The number obtained after this will be our LCM (shortest common denominator).
The prime factor method of finding LCM
- First of all, you take out the prime factorization of the given numbers.
- After this, bold any number that appears in both the numbers.
- Then take out the bold numbers.
- After this, whatever is left in both the numbers, you can also write it as Multiply.
- Then whatever number you get, multiply it among themselves.
- The number obtained after this will be called Abstinence LCM.
Factor (MULTIPLE) method of finding LCM
- First of all, write some factor of all the given numbers.
- After this, which will be the first smallest common multiple. It will be called LCM.
Other Known/Possible Full Forms of LCM
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3. London College of Music
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