
Definition of Least common multiple
1. Noun. The smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers. "The least common multiple of 12 and 18 is 36"
Definition of Least common multiple
1. Noun. (mathematics) The smallest number which may be divided by any of a set of numbers without a remainder. ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Least Common Multiple
Literary usage of Least common multiple
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. New University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their by Charles Davies (1856)
"THE least common multiple of two or more numbers is the least number which they will
... Since the least common multiple is exactly divisible by a divisor, ..."
2. University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules by Charles Davies (1867)
"THE least common multiple of two or more numbers is the least number which they
will separately divide without a remainder. 117. ..."
3. Arithmetic: In which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically by Daniel Adams (1845)
"It will therefore be convenient to have a rule for finding tliis least common
multiple. Let the numbers be 4 and 6. It is evident, that one number is a ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Therefore the least common multiple is 48 x 5 or 30 x 8, ie, 240. ... To find
the least common multiple of any given numbers, arrange them in a line, ..."
5. The Theory of Numbers by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1914)
"This proves the theorem for the case of two numbers; for diai is evidently the
least common multiple of m and n. We shall now extend the proposition to any ..."
6. Higher Arithmetic, Or, the Science and Application of Numbers: Combining the by James Bates Thomson (1847)
"175* The least common multiple of two or more numbers, is the least number which
can be divided by each of them without a remainder. ..."