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Use either the multiples method or the prime factors method to find the least common multiple of 12 and 28. Note: Enter only the least common multiple as your answer.

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asked 2021-01-10
Use either the multiples method or the prime factors method to find the least common multiple of 12 and 28.
Note: Enter only the least common multiple as your answer.

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2021-01-11
Step 1
We have to determine the Least common multiple of 12 and 28.
Here we shall use multiples method to determine least common multiple.
Steps to find LCM,
1. Write the multiples of the number.
2. Find the common multiples of the numbers
3. Find the smallest common multiple from the list.
4. The number found is L.C.M.
Step 2
Now,
\(\displaystyle{12}={12},{24},{36},{48},{60},{72},{84},{96},{108},{120},{14428}={28},{56},{84},{112},{140},{168}\)
L.C.M. \(\displaystyle={84}\)
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