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LCM: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use LCM in Excel?

The least common multiple (LCM) is a mathematical calculation that determines the smallest number that is divisible by each number in a set. In Excel, the LCM can be used to find the lowest common denominator for fractions, or to evenly distribute a number of tasks across a specific number of days or weeks. To find the LCM in Excel, use the following formula: LCM = (B1*B2*B3*B4...) / (B1+B2+B3+B4...)

What is the syntax of LCM in Excel?

The syntax for the LCM function in Excel is as follows:

=LCM(number1, number2,...)

This function will return the least common multiple of the numbers that are provided as arguments.

What is an example of how to use LCM in Excel?

The Least Common Multiple (LCM) is a mathematical function that finds the smallest number that is a multiple of two or more numbers. This function can be used in Excel to quickly find the product of all the numbers in a given range. To use the LCM function in Excel, you first need to enter the numbers that you want to calculate the LCM for into a range of cells. Next, select the cells that contain the numbers and then select the "Formulas" tab from the toolbar. In the "Functions" section, select "Math & Trig" and then select "LCM" from the list of functions. The LCM function will automatically calculate the LCM for the numbers in the selected range.

When should you not use LCM in Excel?

LCM is a function that can be used in Excel to calculate the lowest common multiple (LCM) of two or more numbers. However, there are some instances when you should not use LCM in Excel. For example, if you are working with a list of numbers that are all prime numbers, LCM will not return a result. Additionally, LCM is not always accurate when working with very large numbers.

What are some similar formulae to LCM in Excel?

There are a few similar formulae to LCM in Excel. One is the SUMPRODUCT function, which can be used to calculate the product of sums or arrays. Another is the SUMIF function, which can be used to calculate the sum of values in a range of cells that meet a certain criteria. The VLOOKUP function can also be used to calculate the LCM of a range of numbers, by using the third column of the range as the lookup value.

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