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# Why is 1 a common factor of every number?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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Because every [whole] number can be divided by '1' without a remainder.

' 1 ' fits into every [whole] number a whole number of times. Wiki User

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Q: Why is 1 a common factor of every number?
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### Which number is a factor of every number?

1 is a factor of every number.1 is a factor of every number.

The factor is 1.

### Which number is greatest factor of every number?

The greatest factor of any number is the number itself. There is no integer that is the greatest factor of every number. One is a factor of every number. One is the GCF of co-prime numbers.

### What is the least common factor of 3 and 6?

The least common factor of any set of numbers is 1.

### What is a common factor that every number has?

1 is the factor that is common to all numbers.

### What is the least common factor of 23 and 25?

Every number has 1 as its factor and 1 is the smallest factor of any number. So least common factor of two or more numbers is always 1. Therefore, least common factor of 23 and 25 is 1.

### How is one a common factor?

It's part of the identity property. Pick a number. Multiply it by one. The answer will be the number. That means that every number has the factor pair of itself and 1, so every number has one as a common factor.

### When is 1 the greatest common factor of 2 numbers?

1 is a factor of every whole number, and the gcf of two numbers can be 1 if there is no larger factor common to both numbers.

### Is Every Whole Number a factor of 1 and why?

No, 1 is a factor of every whole number because 1 is a factor of every whole number.

### What is the common factor of 11 and 175?

The only common factor of 11 and 175 is 1. 11 is a prime number, the only two factors are 1 and 11. Every single number has a factor of 1. 11 does not divide into 175, so the only common factor is 1.