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Q: Is the GCF of a pair of numbers ever greater than both nombers?

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No.

No, it's never greater than the smallest number.

No, it's never greater than the lesser one.

No, it's never greater than the smallest number.

No. At most, it can be equal to the smaller number.

A number can't have a factor greater than itself, so the GCF of a pair of numbers can't ever be greater than the smaller number. The GCF of 9 and 18 is 9.

No, it's never greater than the smallest number.

No, it's never greater than the lesser number.

There is none. The GCF is never larger than both numbers. The GCF is never larger than the smaller number.

No but it can be the same as the biggest number as for example the gcf of 30 and 15 is 30

No.

I can't give you an example of when that happens because that doesn't ever happen. The GCF of a pair of numbers can't be larger than the smaller number.

No.

No.

Not normally

No.

No.

You find the common denominator for both fractions and which ever has the highest numerator is greater.

No.

No.

No, it cannot be smaller than the largest of the set of numbers.

No. A mixed number must be greater than 1, and two numbers that are greater than one that are multiplied together end up being greater that either number by itself.

No, it is never bigger than the smaller number.

No, it is never bigger than the smaller one.

There are no two "last" composite numbers. Just as with prime numbers, and all numbers, they go on for ever and ever and ever and ever ... ... .