This tutorial uses something called a factor tree to find the greatest common factor of two numbers. Creating a factor tree for a number makes it easier to find its prime factors. These prime factors are used to help find the greatest common factor. Watch this tutorial and learn how to find the greatest common factor using a factor tree.
To find the greatest common factor (GCF) between numbers, take each number and write its prime factorization. Then, identify the factors common to each number and multiply those common factors together. Bam! The GCF! To see an example worked out, check out this tutorial!
Being able to take out a greatest common factor can make a problem easier to work with, but before you do that, you need to understand what a greatest common factor is. This tutorial explains exactly that!
The greatest common factor (GCF) is the largest factor two or more numbers have in common. Finding the GCF can be very useful in simplifying an expression or solving an equation. In this tutorial, see how to identify the GCF of an expression and factor it out. Check it out!
The greatest common factor (GCF) is the largest factor two or more numbers have in common. Finding the GCF can be very useful in simplifying an expression or solving an equation. Watch this tutorial and learn what it takes to find the GCF of two numbers!