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Q: What is the HCF of consecutive numbers?

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It is: 1

The GCF is 2.

The GCF is 1.

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Yes.First find the HCF of two of the numbers, then find the HCF of that answer and the third number.In this way you could find the HCF of as many numbers as you want.

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The GCF of consecutive odd numbers is 1.

It will be 1

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The GCF of consecutive even numbers is 2.

The GCF is 1.

2 actually it also can be 4

The HCF is the largest number that both numbers can be divided by. If the HCF is 1, that would suggest that the two numbers share no prime factors. Thus, any two numbers which are coprime will have an HCF of 1. Consecutive numbers are good examples here - 15 and 16, 27 and 28, 104 and 105, all have an HCF of 1.

An HCF is the product of any common prime factors of two numbers. If two numbers have no common prime factors, then the HCF will be 1. For example, 10 and 21. The prime factors are 2x5 and 3x7. There is nothing in common, and so the HCF of 10 and 21 is 1. Two consecutive numbers will always have the HCF of 1.

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