# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 56 and 74?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 56 and 74 is 2.

GCF(56,74) = 2

We will now calculate the prime factors of 56 and 74, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 56 and 74.

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## How to find the GCF of 56 and 74?

We will first find the prime factorization of 56 and 74. After we will calculate the factors of 56 and 74 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 74

Prime factors of 74 are 2, 37. Prime factorization of 74 in exponential form is:

74 = 21 × 371

### 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 74

List of positive integer factors of 74 that divides 56 without a remainder.

1, 2, 37

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 56 and 74. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 56 and 74 is 2.

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