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  That's also what I was taught as a best practice, but it's not always possible.
Well of course it's possible -there are infinitely many sets of coprime numbers! Silly engineers

Good luck for when you need exactly 2:1 ratio, like eg in clocks.

Just add more gears in between.

So it's a bit like violence.

Gears: If it's not solving all your problems, you simply aren't using enough of it.

I look forward to trying out your infinite gearbox implementation.

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