## GREATEST COMMON FACTOR: GCF(18, 42) (PRIME FACTORS METHOD) RESULT

GCF(18, 42) = 6 DESCRIPTIONS

Prime factorization of 18 :

(18 = 2 × 3 × 3)

Prime factorization of 42 :

(42 = 2 × 3 × 7)

• 18 = 2 × 3 × 3
• 42 = 2 × 3 × 7

The common prime factors of 18 and 42 are 2 and 3. GCF is equal to the multiplication of those prime factors.

GCF(18, 42) = 2 × 3 = 6

## INFORMATION

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### GCF OF TWO NUMBERS

The greatest common factor (GCF) of two positive whole numbers is the largest number that divides these numbers exactly. GCF can be found by using the prime factorization method. It is equal to the product of all common prime factors in the factorization.

### OTHER INFORMATION

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