Least Common Multiple

Every pair of nonzero whole numbers has an infinite number of
common multiples. Among these common multiples will always
be a smallest number, which is called the least common multiple.
For example, the least common multiple of 5 and 7 is 35. This is
sometimes written as LCM(5,7) = 35. For any two nonzero whole
numbers a and b, the least common multiple, written LCM(a,b),
is the smallest multiple of both a and b.

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