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Is the LCM of a pair of numbers ever less than both numbers?

Updated: 8/29/2023

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9y ago

The LCM for any pair of natural numbers can be as big as their product.

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8y ago

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6y ago

No, it cannot be smaller than the largest of the set of numbers.

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8y ago

The LCM can be any positive integer.

Wiki User

9y ago

Not normally

Wiki User

7y ago

It's never less than the largest number.

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8y ago

No.

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