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Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 12

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 6 and 12 is 6.

GCF(6,12) = 6

We will now calculate the prime factors of 6 and 12, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 6 and 12.

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Prime Factorization of 6

Prime factors of 6 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 6 in exponential form is:

6 = 21 × 31

Prime Factorization of 12

Prime factors of 12 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 12 in exponential form is:

12 = 22 × 31

Factors of 6

List of positive integer factors of 6 that divides 6 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3

Factors of 12

List of positive integer factors of 12 that divides 6 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 6 and 12. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 6 and 12 is 6.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 6 and 12

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what is the common factor for 6, and 12

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