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GCD: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use GCD in Google Sheets?

The Google Sheets application has a built-in function for computing the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two or more numbers. This function is called GCD() and can be accessed from the "Math" menu in the Sheets application. To use the GCD() function, enter the numbers that you want to calculate the GCD for into a single column in a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Then, select the "Math" menu and choose "GCD" from the list of functions. The GCD() function will return the greatest common divisor of the numbers that you entered.

What is the syntax of GCD in Google Sheets?

The syntax of the GCD function in Google Sheets is as follows:

=GCD(number1, number2)

This function calculates the greatest common divisor of the two numbers entered as arguments.

What is an example of how to use GCD in Google Sheets?

The example below uses the GCD (Greatest Common Divisor) function in Google Sheets to find the highest common factor of two numbers.

In cell A1, type the number 12.

In cell A2, type the number 18.

In cell A3, type the formula =GCD(A1:A2) and press enter.

The GCD function will return the value 6, which is the highest common factor of 12 and 18.

When should you not use GCD in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you might not want to use GCD in Google Sheets. One example is when you have a large number of cells to calculate. In this case, GCD may not be the most efficient calculation method. Additionally, GCD may not be the best option when you need to calculate the square root of a number.

What are some similar formulae to GCD in Google Sheets?

The Google Sheets GCD function is similar to the Excel GCD function. The GCD function calculates the greatest common divisor of two numbers. The GCD function is also similar to the Excel LCM function. The LCM function calculates the least common multiple of two numbers.

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