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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 85 and 98?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 85 and 98 is 1.

GCF(85,98) = 1

We will now calculate the prime factors of 85 and 98, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 85 and 98.

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How to find the GCF of 85 and 98?

We will first find the prime factorization of 85 and 98. After we will calculate the factors of 85 and 98 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 98

Prime factors of 98 are 2, 7. Prime factorization of 98 in exponential form is:

98 = 21 × 72

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 98

List of positive integer factors of 98 that divides 85 without a remainder.

1, 2, 7, 14, 49

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 85 and 98. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 85 and 98 is 1.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 85 and 98

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