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what is The Greatest Common Factor?

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  1. anonymous
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    First do you understand what a factor is?

  2. anonymous
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    http://www.mathsisfun.com/greatest-common-factor.html is a great website that explains it.

  3. anonymous
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    The greatest whole number which can divide two numbers that are greater than or equal to it. It is also called the highest common factor or HCF

  4. anonymous
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    Factors are the numbers you multiply together to get another number

  5. anonymous
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    Then the common factors are those that are found in both numbers

  6. amistre64
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    A = {1,2,5,6,10} B = {1,5,7,8,15} the biggest number these sets have in common is? 5. It is the Biggest(greatest) Factor they have in Common

  7. anonymous
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    What is the "Greatest Common Factor" ? It is simply the largest of the common factors.

  8. Tiffany
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    The greatest common factor of two or more whole numbers is the largest whole number that divides evenly into each of the numbers. There are two ways to find the greatest common factor. The first method is to list all of the factors of each number, then list the common factors and choose the largest one.

  9. anonymous
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    Take the numbers 32 and 80 32 can be shown as 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 80 can be shown as 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 So the highest common factor is 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 which is 16 32 / 16 = 2 80/16 = 5

  10. Tiffany
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    thankyou all i need it for math class?

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