# What is the Greatest Common Factor of 98 and 118?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 98 and 118 is 2.

GCF(98,118) = 2

We will now calculate the prime factors of 98 and 118, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 98 and 118.

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## How to find the GCF of 98 and 118?

We will first find the prime factorization of 98 and 118. After we will calculate the factors of 98 and 118 and find the biggest common factor number .

### Step-1: Prime Factorization of 98

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

98 = 21 × 72

### Step-2: Prime Factorization of 118

Prime factors of 118 are 2, 59. Prime factorization of 118 in exponential form is:

118 = 21 × 591

### Step-3: Factors of 98

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

1, 2, 7, 14, 49

### Step-4: Factors of 118

List of positive integer factors of 118 that divides 98 without a remainder.

1, 2, 59

#### Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 98 and 118. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 98 and 118 is 2.

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