# 5.5 notes - The least common multiple of two non zero whole...

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Thus, the Greatest Common Factor is 6. Thus, the LCM is 2*2*3. 5.5 Greatest Common Factors and Least Common Multiple: The Greatest common factor of two whole numbers a and b, written GCF (a,b) is the greatest whole number which is a factor of both a and b. Example: Find the GCF of 18 and 30: 18: 1,2,3,6,9,18 30: 1,2,3,5,6,10,15,30 Use Prime Factorizations for larger numbers. And chose all the numbers that are in common.
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Unformatted text preview: The least common multiple of two non zero whole numbers a and b, written LCM (a,b) is the least whole number (Larger then 0) which is a multiple of both a and b. Example: Find the LCM of 180, 1848 180-2-2-3-3-5 1848-2-2-2-3-7-11 LCM (a,b)= ab /GFC (a,b)...
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## This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course MTH 201 taught by Professor Kwon during the Spring '10 term at Michigan State University.

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