# [Tutor] hey... im a newbie.. trying to make a program that finds
the lcm of multiple numbers numbers

**Deirdre Saoirse
**
deirdre@deirdre.net

*Tue, 25 Jan 2000 16:52:38 -0800 (PST)*

On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, ryan mcmenamin wrote:
>* Hey python community,
*>* I got it to count 2 numbers multiples.... now how do i get it to find
*>* the least multiple of each number.
*
In general, you want to find the prime numbers that constitute each of the
numbers (which you apparently have). Let's say the numbers are 18 and 15:
18 = 2 * 3 * 3
15 = 3 * 5
So you'd need to walk through the list of primes and make a list that
contained all the elements of both:
90 = 2 * 3 * 3 * 5
There are several ways of approaching this; why don't you show us what
you've done so far?
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