Q: Can the gcf of 16 and 42 be less then 16?

Write your answer...

Submit

Still have questions?

Continue Learning about Math & Arithmetic

yes... 16 is not a factor of 42 GCF is 2

The only rule is that the GCF has to be equal to or less than the lower number. Since 16 is not the GCF of 16 and 42, the GCF has to be lower than 16.

Yes.

No.

"And" doesn't tell us anything about the arithmetic process you're suggesting,so we're free to select one.Addition and Multiplication don't do it.The results are greater than 16:16 + 42 = 5816 x 42 = 672But subtraction and division both do it.The results are less than 16:16 - 42 = -2616 divided by 42 = 0.381 (rounded)42 divided by 16 = 2.625

Related questions

Since 16 is not a factor of 42, the GCF in this case has to be less than 16.

It can be and is.

yes... 16 is not a factor of 42 GCF is 2

The only rule is that the GCF has to be equal to or less than the lower number. Since 16 is not the GCF of 16 and 42, the GCF has to be lower than 16.

because 16 is not a factor of 42 and the GCF is 2.

2

It can be and is.

Yes, the greatest common factor of 16 and 42 can be and is less than 16. The GCF of 16 and 42 is 2..

It can be and is. Since 16 is not a factor of 42, the GCF will have to be a factor of 16 that is less than 16.

Assuming you meant the GCF (greatest common factor). Yes - since the GCF of 16 & 42 is 2 !

Yes.

Yes. The greatest common factor of 16 and 42 must be a factor of 16. The only rule is that the GCF has to be equal to or less than the lower number. Since 16 is not the GCF of 16 and 42, the GCF has to be lower than 16.