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How To Use GCD() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Returns the greatest common divisor of one or more integers.

Common questions about the GCD formula:
1. What is the GCD formula?
2. What does the GCD formula do?
3. What is the syntax for the GCD formula in Google Sheets?

How can the GCD formula be used appropriately:
1. The GCD formula can be used to find the greatest common divisor between two or more values.
2. The GCD formula can be used to simplify fractions.
3. The GCD formula can be used to factor large numbers and to find prime factors.

How can the GCD formula be commonly mistyped:
1. The GCD formula should not be mistakenly typed as GCF (greatest common factor) instead of GCD (greatest common divisor).
2. The GCD formula should not be mistyped as GD instead of GCD.

What are some common ways the GCD formula is used inappropriately:
1. Using the GCD formula to calculate the greatest common multiple instead of the greatest common divisor.
2. Using the GCD formula for calculations that are not related to the greatest common divisor.

What are some common pitfalls when using the GCD formula?
1. Not understanding the difference between the greatest common divisor and the greatest common multiple.
2. Not understanding that the GCD formula only works with non-negative values.
3. Not understanding that the GCD formula only works with integers.

What are common mistakes when using the GCD Formula?
1. Misusing the GCD formula for greatest common multiple calculation instead of greatest common divisor calculation.
2. Entering a negative value instead of a non-negative value.
3. Entering a decimal number instead of an integer.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the GCD Formula?
1. The misconception that the GCD formula can be used to calculate the greatest common multiple. 
2. The misconception that the GCD formula can be used for negative numbers or decimal numbers. 
3. The misconception that the GCD formula can be used for non-integer numbers.

How To Actually Use GCD() in Sheets

GCD(value1, value2)

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