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If the least common multiple of integers x and y is 840,

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If there are three numbers x,y,z

Can we say that,

x*y*z=LCM*GCD^2 ??


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If there are three numbers x,y,z

Can we say that,

x*y*z=LCM*GCD^2 ??


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No, not correct.
GCF is only that which is common between all three.
LCM takes into account that which is common between two numbers but not all three as well. That is counted only once in the LCM.

For example:

12, 20, 30

12 = 2*2*3
20 = 2*2*5
30 = 2*3*5

LCM = 2*2*3*5 = 60
GCF = 2
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Thank you Karishma. Now I understood.

It works only if GCF of three numbers is equal to GCF of any two numbers.

6, 10 and 14


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