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anonymous
 5 years ago
I do not understand the greatest common factor . This is what the first question it for 24
anonymous
 5 years ago
I do not understand the greatest common factor . This is what the first question it for 24

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amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you dont understand what a greatest comon factor is? or what it is for a certain problem??

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i suppose one would suggest the other :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The greatest common factor is the largest positive integer that divides two numbers without a remainder. It is commonly found by either prime factorisation or the Euclidean algorithm, by uncultured cretins and cultured mathematicians, respectively.

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that algorithm ..is that the one subtracted from another and on down the line?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, ok. so i have to be able to divid then number into correct

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes. What numbers are you trying to find it for? IF they are > 10000, look up Euclidean algorithm, if not, factorise them.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so then like 24. 12,8,6,4,2 are the factor

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, they are, but you want the prime factorisation: 24 = 2 * 12 = 2 * 2 * 6 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 3 = 2^3 x 3 It is easier (quicker) to compare numbers this way, though if you found ALL the factors for both, then the highest of them would be the answer, but it's easier to find the prime factorisation and the highest common factor is the part of that which is in both.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my home work is telling me find the gratest common fator and it gives me a example 36: and the answer is writen down 36,18,9, 12,6,4,3,2,1 and 12 this number is underline so that is telling me that is the greates common factor.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you're young, then you're probably just meant to find all factors and use that. Oh, wait, anyone who does HCF problems is young.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Quicker to go: 24 = 2^3 x 3 36 = 2^2 x 3^2 HCF = 2^2 x 3 = 12, though

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am in 5th . does that mean you can not help me?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so then the answer I gave you 36,18,9,12,6,4,3,2,1, is not correct for 36?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0They are all the factors of 36, yes. 12 is the highest factor of both 24 and 36 so is the answer. You can work out the highest common factor of a number that way I just find it tedious)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so sorry. but, that was the way my home work is written. like my next problem is 36 and 9 so my answer will be 18,12,9,6,4,2,1?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so my greatest common factor would be 3?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, because 9 is a factor of 9 (and 36)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh, I see I did not think I could use 9 I think I understand. let's try this again. 21 and 28 the common would be 7?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you so much for all your help.
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