# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 87 and 99?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 87 and 99 is 3.

GCF(87,99) = 3

We will now calculate the prime factors of 87 and 99, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 87 and 99.

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## How to find the GCF of 87 and 99?

We will first find the prime factorization of 87 and 99. After we will calculate the factors of 87 and 99 and find the biggest common factor number .

### Step-1: Prime Factorization of 87

Prime factors of 87 are 3, 29. Prime factorization of 87 in exponential form is:

87 = 31 × 291

### Step-2: Prime Factorization of 99

Prime factors of 99 are 3, 11. Prime factorization of 99 in exponential form is:

99 = 32 × 111

### Step-3: Factors of 87

List of positive integer factors of 87 that divides 87 without a remainder.

1, 3, 29

### Step-4: Factors of 99

List of positive integer factors of 99 that divides 87 without a remainder.

1, 3, 9, 11, 33

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 87 and 99. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 87 and 99 is 3.

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