What do i need to do with the smallest common multiple problem?

I’ve avoided this for a week now and I still don’t understand what is being asked for here.

I understand what a smallest common multiple is and I think I get what is meant by “as well as by all sequential numbers in the range between these parameters” but, I don’t see the connection with the expected outputs.

For example, how is the smallest common multiple of 1 and 5 equal to 60?

And including the numbers between those values, 2, 3 and 4, doesn’t help me. Wouldn’t that just make everything equal to one?

I’m certain I’m missing something really basic here but, it is holding me back and I’d appreciate some clarification.


The problem asks for the smallest common multiple of all integers with the two inputs as the endpoints. So if the inputs are 1 and 5, you’ll have to look for the smallest common multiple of the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The answer is 60 because it’s the smallest number that’s divisible by all integers from 1 to 5.