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Find the lowest common denominator or greatest common factor in Excel

All of us may remember that we are asked to calculate some numbers’ lowest common denominator or greatest common factor when we are students. But if there are ten or more and some big numbers, this work will be complicated. Fortunately, Excel provides some functions for us to get the lowest common denominator or greatest common factor of numbers. Please read this article for the details.

Find the lowest common denominator of some numbers in Excel

Find the greatest common factor of some numbers in Excel


arrow blue right bubble Find the lowest common denominator of some numbers in Excel


To get the lowest common denominator of the given numbers, please apply the LCM function.

Put your numbers in cells of your worksheet, and enter this formula: =LCM(A1:A4) in a blank cell, see screenshot:

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And then press Enter key, you will calculate the lowest common denominator of the numbers in the cells range.

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arrow blue right bubble Find the greatest common factor of some numbers in Excel

If you need to calculate the greatest common factor of several numbers, the GCD function can help you.

In a blank cell, please type this formula: =GCD(A1:A4), see screenshot:

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Then tap Enter key, and the greatest common factor of the given numbers has been calculated.

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Note: In the above formulas, A1: A4 indicates the range cells of the numbers that you want to calculate their greatest common factor


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