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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 143 and 161?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 143 and 161 is 1.

GCF(143,161) = 1

We will now calculate the prime factors of 143 and 161, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 143 and 161.

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How to find the GCF of 143 and 161?

We will first find the prime factorization of 143 and 161. After we will calculate the factors of 143 and 161 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 143

Prime factors of 143 are 11, 13. Prime factorization of 143 in exponential form is:

143 = 111 × 131

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 161

Prime factors of 161 are 7, 23. Prime factorization of 161 in exponential form is:

161 = 71 × 231

Step-3: Factors of 143

List of positive integer factors of 143 that divides 143 without a remainder.

1, 11, 13

Step-4: Factors of 161

List of positive integer factors of 161 that divides 143 without a remainder.

1, 7, 23

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 143 and 161. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 143 and 161 is 1.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 143 and 161

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