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MYP Maths, Highest Common Factor (HCF)

How can we the highest common factor of 24 and 32?

Thanks

How can we the highest common factor of 24 and 32?

Thanks

- Lucas
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MYP Maths, Highest Common Factor (HCF)

A number which is a factor of two or more other numbers is called a common factor of these numbers. Using the method of finding prime factors we can find the Highest Common Factor (HCF).

The numbers 24 and 32 can be analyzed to a product of prime factors as following

24=2*2*2*3

32=2*2*2*2*2

we observe that 2*2*2=8 is the highest common factor of 24 and 32.

A number which is a factor of two or more other numbers is called a common factor of these numbers. Using the method of finding prime factors we can find the Highest Common Factor (HCF).

The numbers 24 and 32 can be analyzed to a product of prime factors as following

24=2*2*2*3

32=2*2*2*2*2

we observe that 2*2*2=8 is the highest common factor of 24 and 32.

- miranda
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Thank you miranda!!

- Lucas
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