  # Finding LCM of two numbers

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In this article, we will see how to find out LCM between 2 numbers programmatically. We have used Python language for finding LCM of 2 numbers.

## What is LCM

LCM or Least Common Multiplier is a number which is smallest common multiplier of 2 or more numbers.

For example- LCM of 4 and 6 is 12. This mean 12 is smallest number which is multiple of both 4 and 6.

LCM of 10,25 and 40 is 200.

### How to find LCM of numbers

To find LCM of2 (or more) numbers, we are going to first find factors of both numbers, multiply these factors while considering common factor as one.

Factor of 4= 1,2,4

Factor of 6= 1,2,3,6

As we can see product of 3 and 4 is multiple of both 4 and 6.

### How to find LCM of 2 numbers by code

``````def getLCM(num1, num2):
if(num1==num2):
return num1

if(num1>num2):
refnum=num1
else:
refnum=num2

j=1
temp=refnum
while(1):
if(refnum%num1==0 and refnum%num2==0):
return refnum
break
refnum=temp*(j+1)
j+=1

print(getLCM(320,56))

``````

## End note

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