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What is the GCF of 33 and 45?

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Solution: The GCF of 33 and 45 is 3 Methods How to find the GCF of 33 and 45 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 33 and 45 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 33? What are the Factors of 45? Here is the prime factorization of 33: 3 1 × 1 1 1 3^1 × 11^1 3 1 × 1 1 1 And this is the prime factorization of 45: 3 2 × 5 1 3^2 × 5^1 3 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 33 and 45 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 33 and 45 as 9: Thus, the GCF of 33 and 45 is: 9 How to Find the GCF of 33 and 45 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 33 and 45 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, 33 and 45: Factors of 33: 1, 3, 11, 33 Factors of 45: 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 45 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 33 and 45 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 25 and 112? What is the GCF of 140 and 86? What is the GCF of 110 and 134? What is the GCF of 22 and 79? What is the GCF of 24 and 13?