Learn how to find the common multiples of numbers.

First, a

**multiple**in Math is the product of one number multiplied by another.A

**common multiple**is a multiple that is common to two or more numbers. For example, what are the common multiples of 2 and 4

**Step 1.**List the multiples of each number.

2 4 6 8 10 12 .......
4 8 12 16 20 .....

**Step 2.**Now see which are common to both numbers. In this example it is, 4,8,12

The smallest of these common multiples would be your

**least common multiple.**In this example it would be 4Another example.

What are the common multiples of 3 and 5 ?

3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30

5 10 15 20 25 30

In this example it is 15 and 30.

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