# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 140 and 158?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 140 and 158 is 2.

GCF(140,158) = 2

We will now calculate the prime factors of 140 and 158, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 140 and 158.

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## How to find the GCF of 140 and 158?

We will first find the prime factorization of 140 and 158. After we will calculate the factors of 140 and 158 and find the biggest common factor number .

### Step-1: Prime Factorization of 140

Prime factors of 140 are 2, 5, 7. Prime factorization of 140 in exponential form is:

140 = 22 × 51 × 71

### Step-2: Prime Factorization of 158

Prime factors of 158 are 2, 79. Prime factorization of 158 in exponential form is:

158 = 21 × 791

### Step-3: Factors of 140

List of positive integer factors of 140 that divides 140 without a remainder.

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 14, 20, 28, 35, 70

### Step-4: Factors of 158

List of positive integer factors of 158 that divides 140 without a remainder.

1, 2, 79

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 140 and 158. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 140 and 158 is 2.

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