Welcome to hcflcm.com simple math calculator tool. You can calculate GCF known as greatest common factor or greatest common divisor (gcd) and LCM known as least common multiple or lowest common denominator (lcd).
The LCM and GCF calculator (also called the LCD and GCD finder) will determine the least common multiple and greatest common factor of a set of two to n numbers. You can also compute the LCM and GCF by hand or use the LCM calculator or the GCF calculator to find more detailed methods to compute these problems by hand.
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The Least Common Multiple (LCM) is also referred to as the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Least Common Divisor (LCD). For two integers x and y, denoted LCM(x,y), the LCM is the smallest positive integer that is evenly divisible by both x and y.
For example, LCM(2,3) = 6 and LCM(6,10) = 30.
The Greatest Common Factor (GCF) is also referred to as the Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Greatest Common Divisor (GCD). For two integers x and y, denoted GCF(x,y), the largest positive integer that divides evenly into two numbers with zero remainder.
For example, GCF(12,36) = 12 and GCF(42,64) = 2.
The LCM of two or more numbers is the smallest number that is evenly divisible by all numbers in the set.
For example, for the set of numbers 12, 24 and 36 the LCM = 72.
The GCF(GCD) of two or more numbers is the largest number that is evenly divisible by all numbers in the set with remainder zero.
For example, for the set of numbers 12, 24 and 36 the GCF = 12.
Euclid’s division algorithm is a technique to compute the Highest Common Factor (HCF) of two given positive integers. Recall that the HCF of two positive integers a and b is the largest positive integer d that divides both a and b.
For example, HCF (420, 130) = 10.
The Factoring Calculator finds the factors and factor pairs of a natural number. Enter an positive integer number to find its factors.
For example, The 10 factors of 48 are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 48.
Find the prime factorization of a number. Works for natural numbers between 2 and 9007199254740991
Prime Factors of a Number 12 With Exponents = 22 x 3
Prime Factors of a Number 12 Without Exponents = 2 x 2 x 3
A factor tree is a tool that breaks down any number into its prime factors. A certain number's prime factorization is the list of prime numbers or prime factors that you would multiply together to create that certain number.
For example, the factors of 32 are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32.
To find the L.C.M of the given numbers in which decimals are given, first of all we find out the L.C.M of numbers with out decimals. And then we see the number in which the decimal is given in the minimum digits from right to left. We put the decimal in our result which is equal to that number of digits.
For example, the L.C.M of 0.16, 5.4 and 0. 0098 = 2116.8
To find the G.C.F of the given numbers in which decimals are given, first of all we find out the G.C.F of numbers with out decimals. And then we see the number in which the decimal is given in the minimum digits from right to left. We put the decimal in our result which is equal to that number of digits.
For example, the H.C.F. of 1.20 and 22.5 = 0.30
Formula to find the LCM of two fractions is:
L.C.M of Fractions = LCM of the numerators/GCF of denominators
For example, 4/5 and 3/7 is 420
Formula to find the GCF of two fractions is:
G.C.F of Fractions = GCF of the numerators/LCM of denominators
For example, 4/5 and 3/7 is 1/35
Factors and Multiples:
Common Multiple :
A number which is exactly divisible by all the given numbers is “Common multiple”.
Least Common Multiple (LCM) :
The least number which is exactly divisible by all the given numbers is LCM.
Highest Common Factor (HCF):
The greatest number that divides all the given numbers exactly is “HCF”.
H.C.F by Method of Prime Factors:
(1) H.C.F or G.C.F of 18 and 24?
H.C.F by Method of Division:
(1) H.C.F of 30 and 42?
H.C.F and L.C.M of Fractions:
Co-primes: Two numbers are said to be co-primes if their H.C.F. is 1.
L.C.M and HCF Important Formulas
LCM stands for Lowest Common Multiple, and HCF stands for Highest Common Factor.
The LCM of two integers is the smallest whole number that appears in both of their times tables, that is, the smallest integer that is a multiple of both numbers.
For example, the LCM of 4 and 6 is 12.
The HCF of two integers is the largest whole number that divides both numbers without leaving a remainder.
For example, the HCF of 16 and 32 is 16.
HCF or Highest Common Factor of two or more numbers is the greatest factor which divides the numbers. For example, 3 is the HCF of 3 and 6.
LCM or Least common multiple is the smallest number which is divisible by two or more given numbers. For example, LCM of 2 & 4 is 4.
By prime factorisation, we know; Factors of 36 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 36; Factors of 24 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24; HCF of (24,36) = 12
Product of Two numbers = (HCF of the two numbers) x (LCM of the two numbers)
We can find LCM and HCF using prime factorisation and long division method
The basic definition of multiple is manifold. In math, the meaning of a multiple is the product result of one number multiplied by another number.
Ex: 7 x 8 = 56.
Here, 56 is a multiple of the integer 7.
Multiplying two whole numbers gives a product. The numbers that we multiply are the factors of the product.
3 × 5 = 15 therefore, 3 and 5 are the factors of 15.
This also means:
A factor divides a number completely without leaving any remainder.
For example: 30 ÷ 6 = 5, and there is no remainder. So we can say that 5 and 6 are the factors of 30.