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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 51 and 71?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 51 and 71 is 1.

GCF(51,71) = 1

We will now calculate the prime factors of 51 and 71, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 51 and 71.

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How to find the GCF of 51 and 71?

We will first find the prime factorization of 51 and 71. After we will calculate the factors of 51 and 71 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 51

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

51 = 31 × 171

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 71

Prime factors of 71 are 71. Prime factorization of 71 in exponential form is:

71 = 711

Step-3: Factors of 51

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

1, 3, 17

Step-4: Factors of 71

List of positive integer factors of 71 that divides 51 without a remainder.

1

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 51 and 71. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 51 and 71 is 1.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 51 and 71

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