What is the GCF of 3 and 12?

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What is the GCF of 3 and 12?

Greatest Common Factor:

In mathematics, the greatest common factor, often denoted as GCF, of two numbers is the largest number that divides into both of the numbers evenly. There are different methods we can use to find the GCF of two numbers, and the best method depends on the numbers being considered.

Answer and Explanation:

The GCF of 3 and 12 is 3.

Notice that 3 divides into 12 evenly. That is, 12 ÷ 3 = 4. In general, when we want to find the GCF of two numbers, ...

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