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Greatest Common Factor
GCF

The largest integer that divides evenly into each of a given set of numbers. Often abbreviated GCF or gcf. For example, 6 is the gcf of 30 and 18. Sometimes GCF is written using parentheses: (30, 18) = 6.

 

 

See also

Least common multiple, factor

 


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