What is the GCF of 16 and 72?


What is the GCF of 16 and 72?


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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How to Find the Greatest Common Factor

from Math 102: College Mathematics

Chapter 1 / Lesson 3

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