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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 56 and 63?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 56 and 63 is 7.

GCF(56,63) = 7

We will now calculate the prime factors of 56 and 63, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 56 and 63.

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How to find the GCF of 56 and 63?

We will first find the prime factorization of 56 and 63. After we will calculate the factors of 56 and 63 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 = 23 × 71

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 63

Prime factors of 63 are 3, 7. Prime factorization of 63 in exponential form is:

63 = 32 × 71

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 63

List of positive integer factors of 63 that divides 56 without a remainder.

1, 3, 7, 9, 21

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 56 and 63. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 56 and 63 is 7.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 56 and 63

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