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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 49 and 68?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 49 and 68 is 1.

GCF(49,68) = 1

We will now calculate the prime factors of 49 and 68, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 49 and 68.

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How to find the GCF of 49 and 68?

We will first find the prime factorization of 49 and 68. After we will calculate the factors of 49 and 68 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 49

Prime factors of 49 are 7. Prime factorization of 49 in exponential form is:

49 = 72

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 68

Prime factors of 68 are 2, 17. Prime factorization of 68 in exponential form is:

68 = 22 × 171

Step-3: Factors of 49

List of positive integer factors of 49 that divides 49 without a remainder.

1, 7

Step-4: Factors of 68

List of positive integer factors of 68 that divides 49 without a remainder.

1, 2, 4, 17, 34

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 49 and 68. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 49 and 68 is 1.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 49 and 68

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