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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 26 and 40?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 26 and 40 is 2.

GCF(26,40) = 2

We will now calculate the prime factors of 26 and 40, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 26 and 40.

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How to find the GCF of 26 and 40?

We will first find the prime factorization of 26 and 40. After we will calculate the factors of 26 and 40 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 26

Prime factors of 26 are 2, 13. Prime factorization of 26 in exponential form is:

26 = 21 × 131

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 40

Prime factors of 40 are 2, 5. Prime factorization of 40 in exponential form is:

40 = 23 × 51

Step-3: Factors of 26

List of positive integer factors of 26 that divides 26 without a remainder.

1, 2, 13

Step-4: Factors of 40

List of positive integer factors of 40 that divides 26 without a remainder.

1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 26 and 40. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 26 and 40 is 2.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 26 and 40

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