# Greatest Common Factor of 36 and 12

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 36 and 12 is 12.

GCF(36,12) = 12

We will now calculate the prime factors of 36 and 12, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 36 and 12.

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## Prime Factorization of 36

Prime factors of 36 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 36 in exponential form is:

36 = 22 × 32

## Prime Factorization of 12

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

12 = 22 × 31

### Factors of 36

List of positive integer factors of 36 that divides 36 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18

### Factors of 12

List of positive integer factors of 12 that divides 36 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

### Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 36 and 12. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 36 and 12 is 12.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 36 and 12