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What is the GCF of 57 and 150?

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Solution: The GCF of 57 and 150 is 3 Methods How to find the GCF of 57 and 150 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 57 and 150 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 57? What are the Factors of 150? Here is the prime factorization of 57: 3 1 × 1 9 1 3^1 × 19^1 3 1 × 1 9 1 And this is the prime factorization of 150: 2 1 × 3 1 × 5 2 2^1 × 3^1 × 5^2 2 1 × 3 1 × 5 2 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 57 and 150 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 57 and 150 as 9: Thus, the GCF of 57 and 150 is: 9 How to Find the GCF of 57 and 150 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 57 and 150 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, 57 and 150: Factors of 57: 1, 3, 19, 57 Factors of 150: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, 75, 150 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 3. Since 3 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 57 and 150 would be 3. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 129 and 20? What is the GCF of 47 and 120? What is the GCF of 40 and 69? What is the GCF of 74 and 145? What is the GCF of 150 and 107?