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What is the GCF of 96 and 20?

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Solution: The GCF of 96 and 20 is 4 Methods How to find the GCF of 96 and 20 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 96 and 20 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 96? What are the Factors of 20? Here is the prime factorization of 96: 2 5 × 3 1 2^5 × 3^1 2 5 × 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 20: 2 2 × 5 1 2^2 × 5^1 2 2 × 5 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 96 and 20 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 96 and 20 as 4: Thus, the GCF of 96 and 20 is: 4 How to Find the GCF of 96 and 20 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 96 and 20 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, 96 and 20: Factors of 96: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48, 96 Factors of 20: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 2, 4. Since 4 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 96 and 20 would be 4. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 56 and 65? What is the GCF of 109 and 70? What is the GCF of 99 and 122? What is the GCF of 66 and 92? What is the GCF of 124 and 38?