# Least Common Multiple

The **Least Common Multiple** of two or more rational numbers is the smallest positive rational number which is a multiple of all the given rational numbers.

For example, let us find the LCM of 2 and 6.

Multiples of 2 are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.....

Multiples of 6 are 6, 12, 18, 24, 30....

From the numbers listed above, we can easily find out that 6 is the least common multiple of 2 and 6.