# What is the Least Common Multiple of 2 and 5?

The LCM (least common multiple) of the numbers 2 and 5 is60

### How to find the Least Common Multiple of 2 and 5?

On this page below, we'll use thePrime Factorisation, and theList of Multiplesmethod to find out the LCM of 12 and 11.

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### LCM

Least Common Multiple

The LCM of 2 and 5 is

#### 60

Follow the steps below, and let's calculate the LCM of 2 and 5.

#### Method 1 - Prime factorization

Step 1: Create a list of all the prime factors of the numbers 2 and 5:Prime factors of 12

The prime factors of 12 are 3 and 2. Prime factorization of 12 in exponential form is:

12 =2

^{2}x3^{1}Prime factors of 10

The prime factors of 10 are 5 and 2. Prime factorization of 10 in exponential form is:

10 =2

^{1}x5^{1}#### Step 2: Identify the highest power of each prime number from the above boxes:

#### Method 2 - List of Multiples

Find and list multiples of each number until the first common multiple is found. This is the lowest common multiple.Multiples of 10:

102030405060

Multiples of 12:

1224364860

Therefore,

LCM(10,12) = 60