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# What is the greatest common factor of 56 and 60?

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2015-06-17 01:05:44

The common factors of 56 and 60 are 1, 2, and 4.

The greatest common factor of 56 and 60 is 4.

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 all the numbers have in common.

Method:

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 56 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28, and 56.

The factors of 60 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, and 60.

The common factors are 1, 2, and 4. Therefore, the greatest common factor is 4.

The greatest common factor can also be calculated by identifying the common prime factors and multiplying them together.

The prime factors of 56 are 2, 2, 2, and 7.

The prime factors of 60 are 2, 2, 3, and 5.

The prime factors in common are 2 and 2, so the greatest common factor is 2 x 2 = 4. my calculations says its 4

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2015-06-17 01:05:44
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