**Example 3:** Find the LCM of 18 and 48

**Solution**: The HCF of 18 and 48 based on the solution above is 6.

We divide the HCF into either number. We divide 18 by 6 since it’s easier, 18÷6=3.

We take the answer and multiply it by the other number, 3 x 48 = 144.

The number 144 is the LCM of 18 and 48.