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# What is the greatest common factor of 3 and 2?

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2015-07-26 04:21:37

The greatest common factor of 2 and 3 is 1. This is because 2 and 3 are prime numbers, that is, they only have themselves and one as factors. NOTE: Any time that one of the numbers is a prime number and the other is not a multiple of that Prime number, the greatest common factor is 1.

Another way to approach this, especially with larger numbers (but this makes a good example) is to look at the difference between 2 and 3, which is 1. The greatest common factor of two numbers cannot be larger than the difference between the two numbers and must be a factor of the difference. If the difference is 1, the greatest common factor is 1.

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2016-04-03 12:29:44
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## A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

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2015-07-26 04:21:37

The GCF is 1.

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2011-05-31 01:14:31

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2012-09-21 00:28:41

' 1 ' is.