# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 31 and 45?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 31 and 45 is **1**.

GCF(31,45) = 1

We will now calculate the prime factors of **31 and 45**, than find the greatest common factor *(greatest common divisor (gcd))* of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 31 and 45.

## How to find the GCF of 31 and 45?

We will first find the prime factorization of 31 and 45. After we will calculate the factors of 31 and 45 and find the biggest common factor number .

### Step-1: Prime Factorization of 31

Prime factors of 31 are 31. Prime factorization of **31** in exponential form is:

31 = 31^{1}

### Step-2: Prime Factorization of 45

Prime factors of 45 are 3, 5. Prime factorization of **45** in exponential form is:

45 = 3^{2} × 5^{1}

### Step-3: Factors of 31

List of positive integer factors of 31 that divides 31 without a remainder.

1

### Step-4: Factors of 45

List of positive integer factors of 45 that divides 31 without a remainder.

1, 3, 5, 9, 15

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 31 and 45. The biggest common factor number is the **GCF** number.

So the **greatest common factor 31 and 45** is **1**.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 31 and 45