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What is the GCF of 16 and 72?

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What is the GCF of 16 and 72?

GCF:

The abbreviation GCF stands for greatest common factor. Factors are numbers that, when multiplied together, result in a given number. For example, you can multiply 6 x 3 to get 18, so 6 and 3 are factors of 18. The GCF is the largest number that is shared as a factor by two or more other numbers.

Answer and Explanation:

The GCF of 16 and 72 is 8. To find this, you need to first identify and list the factors of each of the numbers.

The factors of 16 are: 1, 2, 4, 8,...

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