# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 56 and 62?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 56 and 62 is **2**.

GCF(56,62) = 2

We will now calculate the prime factors of **56 and 62**, than find the greatest common factor *(greatest common divisor (gcd))* of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 56 and 62.

## How to find the GCF of 56 and 62?

We will first find the prime factorization of 56 and 62. After we will calculate the factors of 56 and 62 and find the biggest common factor number .

### Step-1: Prime Factorization of 56

Prime factors of 56 are 2, 7. Prime factorization of **56** in exponential form is:

56 = 2^{3} × 7^{1}

### Step-2: Prime Factorization of 62

Prime factors of 62 are 2, 31. Prime factorization of **62** in exponential form is:

62 = 2^{1} × 31^{1}

### Step-3: Factors of 56

List of positive integer factors of 56 that divides 56 without a remainder.

1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28

### Step-4: Factors of 62

List of positive integer factors of 62 that divides 56 without a remainder.

1, 2, 31

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 56 and 62. The biggest common factor number is the **GCF** number.

So the **greatest common factor 56 and 62** is **2**.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 56 and 62