# What is LCM of 12, 16 & 18? getcalc.com's LCM calculator & work with steps follows a special method to find what is Least Common Multiple for group of whole numbers or non-negative integers 12, 16 and 18.

LCM(12, 16 and 18) = 144

The least common multiple 144 is a product of common & odd prime factors between the integers which is divisible by each one an integer of this same group. The step by step work for LCM of 12, 16 and 18 may useful to understand how to find LCM for two or three numbers.

## How to find LCM(12, 16, 18)?

Follow the below steps to find the least common multiple of given group of integers or whole numbers 12, 16 and 18 by using the most efficient and easiest method.

Problem & Workout :
step 1 Address input parameters & values.
Integers: 12 16 18
lcm (12, 16, 18) = ?

step 2 Arrange the group of numbers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format
12, 16 and 18

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the integers of in the group (12, 16 and 18), divide each integers separately and write down the quotient in the next line right under the respective integers. Bring down the integer to the next line if the integer is not divisible by the divisor. Repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1.
LCM of 12, 16 and 18
2121618
2689
4349
3319
3113
111
step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 12, 16 and 18
2 x 2 x 4 x 3 x 3 = 144
LCM(12, 16, 18) = 144

The least common multiple for three numbers 12, 16 and 18 is 144 