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# Is the LCM of a pair of number ever less than both nubers Explain with an example?

Updated: 8/30/2023

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No. A multiple cannot be less than the number it is compared to. An LCM can never be less than the greatest number in the set.

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No. The LCM of 9 and 4 is 36.

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