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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 11 and 21?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 11 and 21 is 1.

GCF(11,21) = 1

We will now calculate the prime factors of 11 and 21, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 11 and 21.

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How to find the GCF of 11 and 21?

We will first find the prime factorization of 11 and 21. After we will calculate the factors of 11 and 21 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 11

Prime factors of 11 are 11. Prime factorization of 11 in exponential form is:

11 = 111

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 21

Prime factors of 21 are 3, 7. Prime factorization of 21 in exponential form is:

21 = 31 × 71

Step-3: Factors of 11

List of positive integer factors of 11 that divides 11 without a remainder.

1

Step-4: Factors of 21

List of positive integer factors of 21 that divides 11 without a remainder.

1, 3, 7

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 11 and 21. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 11 and 21 is 1.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 11 and 21

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