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# What is the greatest common factor of 42 72 and 84? Wiki User

2009-04-26 22:28:10

Definition: A factor is a divisor - a number that will evenly divide into another number. The greatest common factor of two or more numbers is the largest factor that both numbers have in common.

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One way to determine the common factors and greatest common factor is to find all the factors of the numbers and compare them.

The factors of 42 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21, and 42.

The factors of 72 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 72.

The factors of 84 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 14, 21, 28, 42, and 84.

The common factors are 1, 2, 3, and 6. Therefore, the greatest common factor is 6. Wiki User

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2016-11-01 12:06:30

the gcf ( greatest common factor ) of 42 , 72 , and 84 is 6 .   Wiki User

2011-04-08 09:30:25

The Greatest Common Factor of 42, 72 and 84 is 6.   Earn +20 pts  