# Greatest Common Factor of 42 and 48

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 42 and 48 is 6.

GCF(42,48) = 6

We will now calculate the prime factors of 42 and 48, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 42 and 48.

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## Prime Factorization of 42

Prime factors of 42 are 2, 3, 7. Prime factorization of 42 in exponential form is:

42 = 21 × 31 × 71

## Prime Factorization of 48

Prime factors of 48 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 48 in exponential form is:

48 = 24 × 31

### Factors of 42

List of positive integer factors of 42 that divides 42 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21

### Factors of 48

List of positive integer factors of 48 that divides 42 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24

### Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 42 and 48. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 42 and 48 is 6.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 42 and 48