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LCM Function (DAX)

Owen Duncan|Last Updated: 10/5/2018
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Returns the least common multiple of integers. The least common multiple is the smallest positive integer that is a multiple of all integer arguments number1, number2, and so on. Use LCM to add fractions with different denominators.

Syntax

LCM(number1, [number2], ...)  

Parameters

TermDefinition
number1, number2,...Number1 is required, subsequent numbers are optional. 1 to 255 values for which you want the least common multiple. If value is not an integer, it is truncated.

Return Value

Returns the least common multiple of integers.

Remarks

If any argument is nonnumeric, LCM returns the #VALUE! error value.

If any argument is less than zero, LCM returns the #NUM! error value.

If LCM(a,b) >=2^53, LCM returns the #NUM! error value.

Example

FormulaDescriptionResult
=LCM(5, 2)Least common multiple of 5 and 2.10
=LCM(24, 36)Least common multiple of 24 and 36.72
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