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To get the Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 18000 and 8000 we need to factor each value first and then we choose all the factors which appear in any column and multiply them:
|18000: ||2||2||2||2|| || ||3||3||5||5||5|
|8000: ||2||2||2||2||2||2|| || ||5||5||5|
The Least Common Multiple (LCM) is: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 72000