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kelsey2424
how do i find the greatest common factor of 6,8
Write down all the factors that they have in common and then choose the biggest one.
1. Break the numbers down into their prime-power factorization:\[6=2^1\cdot3^1\]\[8=2^3\cdot3^0\]2. Take the minimum of each:\[2^1\cdot3^0=2\]
thats the fancy way here's how I do it: first I ask myself "what times what equals 6?" 6 times 1 and 2 times 3 "what times what equals 8" 8 times 1 and 2 times 4 "what's the biggest number that both of those have?" 2 =)