**RESULT**

LCM(**48**, **72**) = **144**

**DESCRIPTIONS**

Prime factorization of 48 :

(**48** = **2** × **2** × **2** × **2** × **3**)

Prime factorization of 72 :

(**72** = **2** × **2** × **2** × **3** × **3**)

- 48 =
×__2__×__2__×__2__**2**×__3__ - 72 =
×__2__×__2__×__2__×__3__**3**

Provided that the common prime factors (**2**, **2**, **2** and **3**) appear in the multiplication only once, the LCM of 48 and 72 is equal to the product of all prime factors.

LCM(**48**, **72**) = **2** × **2** × **2** × **3** × **2** × **3** = **144**

The solution and descriptions above are generated by the LCM calculator. You can use the LCM calculator to see the least common multiples of other numbers.

The least common multiple (LCM) of two positive whole numbers is the smallest number that is divisible by these numbers. LCM can be found by factoring the given numbers. Provided that the common prime factors appear in the multiplication only once, LCM is equal to the product of all prime factors.

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