## GREATEST COMMON FACTOR: GCF(56, 21) (PRIME FACTORS METHOD) RESULT

GCF(56, 21) = 7 DESCRIPTIONS

Prime factorization of 56 :

(56 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 7)

Prime factorization of 21 :

(21 = 3 × 7)

• 56 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 7
• 21 = 3 × 7

The only common prime factor of 56 and 21 is 7. GCF is equal to that prime factor.

GCF(56, 21) = 7

## 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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