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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 68 and 78?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 68 and 78 is 2.

GCF(68,78) = 2

We will now calculate the prime factors of 68 and 78, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 68 and 78.

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How to find the GCF of 68 and 78?

We will first find the prime factorization of 68 and 78. After we will calculate the factors of 68 and 78 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 68

Prime factors of 68 are 2, 17. Prime factorization of 68 in exponential form is:

68 = 22 × 171

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 78

Prime factors of 78 are 2, 3, 13. Prime factorization of 78 in exponential form is:

78 = 21 × 31 × 131

Step-3: Factors of 68

List of positive integer factors of 68 that divides 68 without a remainder.

1, 2, 4, 17, 34

Step-4: Factors of 78

List of positive integer factors of 78 that divides 68 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 26, 39

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 68 and 78. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 68 and 78 is 2.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 68 and 78

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