# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 24 and 28?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 24 and 28 is **4**.

GCF(24,28) = 4

We will now calculate the prime factors of **24 and 28**, than find the greatest common factor *(greatest common divisor (gcd))* of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 24 and 28.

## How to find the GCF of 24 and 28?

We will first find the prime factorization of 24 and 28. After we will calculate the factors of 24 and 28 and find the biggest common factor number .

### Step-1: Prime Factorization of 24

Prime factors of 24 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of **24** in exponential form is:

24 = 2^{3} × 3^{1}

### Step-2: Prime Factorization of 28

Prime factors of 28 are 2, 7. Prime factorization of **28** in exponential form is:

28 = 2^{2} × 7^{1}

### Step-3: Factors of 24

List of positive integer factors of 24 that divides 24 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12

### Step-4: Factors of 28

List of positive integer factors of 28 that divides 24 without a remainder.

1, 2, 4, 7, 14

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 24 and 28. The biggest common factor number is the **GCF** number.

So the **greatest common factor 24 and 28** is **4**.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 24 and 28