A multiple of a number x is any quantity y=nx with n an integer. If x and y are integers, then x is called a factor of y.

The smallest positive number m for which there exist positive integers (multiples) n_a and n_b such that


is called the least common multiple of a and b.

See also

Factor, Least Common Multiple, Product

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Multiple." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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