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What is the GCF of 26 and 94?

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Solution: The GCF of 26 and 94 is 2 Methods How to find the GCF of 26 and 94 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 26 and 94 is to compare the prime factorization of each number. To find the prime factorization, you can follow the instructions for each number here: What are the Factors of 26? What are the Factors of 94? Here is the prime factorization of 26: 2 1 × 1 3 1 2^1 × 13^1 2 1 × 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 94: 2 1 × 4 7 1 2^1 × 47^1 2 1 × 4 7 1 When you compare the prime factorization of these two numbers, you can see that there are matching prime factors. You can now find the Greatest Common Factor of 26 and 94 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 26 and 94 as 4: Thus, the GCF of 26 and 94 is: 4 How to Find the GCF of 26 and 94 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 26 and 94 is to find and list all the factors of each number. Again, you can see how this is done by looking at the “Factors of” articles that are linked to above. Let’s take a look at the factors for each of these numbers, 26 and 94: Factors of 26: 1, 2, 13, 26 Factors of 94: 1, 2, 47, 94 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 2. Since 2 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 26 and 94 would be 2. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 98 and 17? What is the GCF of 16 and 18? What is the GCF of 150 and 12? What is the GCF of 39 and 124? What is the GCF of 43 and 108?