# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 68 and 84?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 68 and 84 is 4.

GCF(68,84) = 4

We will now calculate the prime factors of 68 and 84, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 68 and 84.

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## How to find the GCF of 68 and 84?

We will first find the prime factorization of 68 and 84. After we will calculate the factors of 68 and 84 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 84

Prime factors of 84 are 2, 3, 7. Prime factorization of 84 in exponential form is:

84 = 22 × 31 × 71

### 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 84

List of positive integer factors of 84 that divides 68 without a remainder.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 14, 21, 28, 42

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 68 and 84. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 68 and 84 is 4.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 68 and 84