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What is the GCF of 52 and 26?

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Solution: The GCF of 52 and 26 is 26 Methods How to find the GCF of 52 and 26 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 52 and 26 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 52? What are the Factors of 26? Here is the prime factorization of 52: 2 2 × 1 3 1 2^2 × 13^1 2 2 × 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 26: 2 1 × 1 3 1 2^1 × 13^1 2 1 × 1 3 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 52 and 26 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 52 and 26 as 676: Thus, the GCF of 52 and 26 is: 676 How to Find the GCF of 52 and 26 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 52 and 26 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, 52 and 26: Factors of 52: 1, 2, 4, 13, 26, 52 Factors of 26: 1, 2, 13, 26 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 2, 13, 26. Since 26 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 52 and 26 would be 26. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 16 and 71? What is the GCF of 35 and 116? What is the GCF of 141 and 144? What is the GCF of 24 and 96? What is the GCF of 39 and 84?