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# What is the greatest common factor of 72 and 48?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

7y ago

The greatest common factor of 48 and 72 is 24.

The factors of 48 are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 48.

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

The factors that are common to 48 and 72 are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24

First find the prime factors of each:

48=2X2X2X2X3

72= 2X2X2X3X3

then find the matching pairs in this case 2X2X2X3= 24

GCF = 24
The GCF is 24.
The GCF is 24.
The GCF is 24.

Wiki User

6y ago

Wiki User

7y ago

The Greatest Common Factor (GCF) is: 24.
It is 24

Wiki User

7y ago

The greatest factor is 72, which is a factor of 72 but not of 48. The greatest COMMON factor is 24.

Wiki User

13y ago

GCF for 48 and 72 is 24.

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