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Q: Why wouldn't you be asked to find the greatest common factor?
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What the greatest common factor for 3?

"Greatest Common" implies two or more numbers. The question only asked about one, the number 3, and is therefore unanswerable. The greatest factor of 3 is 3, but there is no greatest common factor of only one number.


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Because the numbers being asked about are consecutive even numbers.


How do you find a least common factor and the greatest common factor?

The least common factor of two whole numbers is always ' 1 '. This is a big partof the reason why you'll never be asked to find it.To find the greatest common factor:-- List all the factors of the first number.-- List all the factors of the second number.-- Create another list, with all of the factors that are on both of the first two lists.-- The greatest number on the new list is the greatest common factor of the two original numbers.


What does it mean to express your answer as a common factor?

Usually, you are given two numbers like 30 and 42. Then you are asked to list the factors they share (have in common). That answer is 1, 2, 3 and 6. You might be asked for the largest (greatest) of these. The GCF is 6.


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This is the answer to what you have asked: 1


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Why you would never be asked to find the least common factor of a pair of numbers?

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The greatest common factor of 22 and 66 can be done in a split second. I am assuming the person who asked this question knew that 2 x 3 = 6. Multiplication works in your favor. When doing 22 x 3, You do 2x 3, and then 2x 3 again, thus getting 66. The answer is therefore 22.


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I don't think you mean what you have asked. LOWEST goes with Common Multiple, in this case 200; HIGHEST goes with Common Factor, in this case 5


Why wouldn't you be asked to find the greatest common multiple?

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Why are you only asked to find the LCM and never the GCM?

The greatest common multiple is infinite, and unnecessary for adding fractions etc


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HCF means Highest common factor LCM means Lowest Common Multiple If ur a girl that asked this then tell me ur buff


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Both 7 and 11 are prime numbers. Each one has no other factors besides '1' and itself.So the only factor they have in common is ' 1'.(Even if you had picked 2 numbers with 100 factors in each one, you asked for the "least"common factor. Regardless of what the numbers may be, that's always ' 1 '.)


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What does factor mean in math terms?

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