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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 85 and 100?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 85 and 100 is 5.

GCF(85,100) = 5

We will now calculate the prime factors of 85 and 100, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 85 and 100.

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How to find the GCF of 85 and 100?

We will first find the prime factorization of 85 and 100. After we will calculate the factors of 85 and 100 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 85

Prime factors of 85 are 5, 17. Prime factorization of 85 in exponential form is:

85 = 51 × 171

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 100

Prime factors of 100 are 2, 5. Prime factorization of 100 in exponential form is:

100 = 22 × 52

Step-3: Factors of 85

List of positive integer factors of 85 that divides 85 without a remainder.

1, 5, 17

Step-4: Factors of 100

List of positive integer factors of 100 that divides 85 without a remainder.

1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 85 and 100. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 85 and 100 is 5.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 85 and 100

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