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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 33 and 51?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 33 and 51 is 3.

GCF(33,51) = 3

We will now calculate the prime factors of 33 and 51, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 33 and 51.

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How to find the GCF of 33 and 51?

We will first find the prime factorization of 33 and 51. After we will calculate the factors of 33 and 51 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 33

Prime factors of 33 are 3, 11. Prime factorization of 33 in exponential form is:

33 = 31 × 111

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 51

Prime factors of 51 are 3, 17. Prime factorization of 51 in exponential form is:

51 = 31 × 171

Step-3: Factors of 33

List of positive integer factors of 33 that divides 33 without a remainder.

1, 3, 11

Step-4: Factors of 51

List of positive integer factors of 51 that divides 33 without a remainder.

1, 3, 17

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 33 and 51. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 33 and 51 is 3.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 33 and 51

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