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Greatest Common Factor of 3 and 12

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 3 and 12 is 3.

GCF(3,12) = 3

We will now calculate the prime factors of 3 and 12, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 3 and 12.

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Prime Factorization of 3

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

3 = 31

Prime Factorization of 12

Prime factors of 12 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 12 in exponential form is:

12 = 22 × 31

Factors of 3

List of positive integer factors of 3 that divides 3 without a remainder.

1

Factors of 12

List of positive integer factors of 12 that divides 3 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 3 and 12. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 3 and 12 is 3.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 3 and 12

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Addison 2020-09-16 07:46:14

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Ashlee 2020-09-09 06:26:29

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Ashlee 2020-09-09 06:25:46

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Ashlee Stevenson 2020-09-09 06:24:20

I solved this problem on my own and I din't get three, is there an another way to help me get the right answer?

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