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Q: The greatest common factor of 2 numbers is 850 What is the smallest of these 2 numbers could be?

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45 and 45

the smaller number

45, 90 and 135

1700 and 2550

The greatest common factor (GCF) refers to a factor that is COMMON to two or more numbers. A single number (the smallest) cannot have a GCF.

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The largest of the common factors of numbers is known as the greatest common divisor or greatest common denominator. The smallest common factor is called the lowest common divisor.

No, the greatest common factor is never greater than the smallest number. The greatest common factor is the largest integer that divides evenly into all of the numbers listed.

45 and 45

479 and 479

the smaller number

The greatest common factor is 13. Both 26 and 91 are divisible by 13. The greatest common factor cannot be larger than the smallest number, so the greatest common factor in this case is the smallest number - 13, since it is a factor of the other two numbers.

The greatest common factor of 2, 8, and 14 is 2. The greatest common factor of any set of numbers can't be greater than the smallest of the numbers.

1700

45, 90 and 135

1700 and 2550

The greatest factor that two or more numbers have in common is known as the greatest common factor, or GCF.

The greatest common factor must be a factor of the smallest number. The smallest number is 7. Its factors are 1 and 7. So the greatest common factor must be either 1 or 7. Since 7 is the larger of the two factors, check whether it is a factor of the additional numbers. Since it is, 7 is the greatest common factor.

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