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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

How do you find the common factor for 4,24?

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  1. sandra
    • 5 years ago
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    well, a common factor is something that evenly divides into both numbers

  2. sandra
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    so I would start with the biggest - which would be one of the two numbers

  3. sandra
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    does 24 divide into both 4 and 24?

  4. sandra
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    no, it's bigger than 4

  5. sandra
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    does 4 divide into both 4 and 24?

  6. sandra
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    yes! 4/4 = 1, and 24/4 = 6

  7. sandra
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    so 4 is a common factor

  8. sandra
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    how about 3?

  9. sandra
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    nope, 3 does not divide evenly into 4

  10. sandra
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    how about 2? yep, 4/2 = 2, 24/2 = 12

  11. sandra
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    how about 1? well, 1 divides into anything, 4/1 = 4, and 24/1 = 24. so the common factors are 4, 2, and 1

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