## donnie1999 one year ago find the greatest common factor of the following monomials : 32a^6b^5 26a^2b^4

1. donnie1999

|dw:1434635416260:dw|

2. donnie1999

last exponent is a 4

3. donnie1999

4. Pandemonium

is it multiple choice?

5. donnie1999

nah

6. donnie1999

i wish

7. Pandemonium

mmmm this one gonna be rough

8. Pandemonium

1 and 2

9. donnie1999

idk if 1 is a possible choice .

10. Pandemonium

yea i didnt think so either

11. donnie1999

@LegendarySadist do u have any clue on how i could find the GCF if the exponents r not the same.

12. donnie1999

@crissyyyxoxo

13. Sachintha

@ganeshie8

14. anonymous

not god with math :(

15. anonymous

good*

16. ganeshie8

Start by finding the GCF of constants : |dw:1434637288478:dw|

17. donnie1999

@ganeshie8 2

18. ganeshie8

Yes!

19. Sachintha

2 and 13?

20. donnie1999

@ganeshie8 Wat do i do with the exponents?

21. ganeshie8

next, whats the GCF of \(a\) part : |dw:1434637598709:dw|

22. donnie1999

a^2

23. ganeshie8

Very good, you do know what to do wid the exponents!

24. ganeshie8

save it, next whats the GCF of \(b\) part ? |dw:1434637676480:dw|

25. donnie1999

um idk wat 2 do with the last pair

26. donnie1999

would it just be B

27. ganeshie8

\(\large b^5\) and \(\large b^4\) the least exponent is \(4\), so the GCF is \(\large b^4\)

28. donnie1999

so would the answer be 2a^2b^4?

29. ganeshie8

Overall, the GCF of given expressions is : |dw:1434637823158:dw|

30. ganeshie8

Yes, good job!

31. Sachintha

@donnie1999 How did you get the GCF of 32 and 26 as 2?

32. donnie1999

because 13 cant divide into 32

33. donnie1999

@Sachintha

34. Sachintha

Ohh I am so dumb. Sry :D

35. Sachintha

Got it :)