Make use of GCF Calculator to quickly find the Greatest Common Factor of numbers 24, 36 i.e. 12 largest integer by which both the numbers can be divided.

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 24 and 36 is **12**.

GCF(24,36) = 12

*Greatest common factor* or Greatest common divisor (GCD) can be calculated in following way;

- Greatest Common Factor of 24 and 36 by prime factorization method
- Greatest Common Factor of 24 and 36 by matching factors method

**Prime Factorization of 24**

2 | 24 |

2 | 12 |

2 | 6 |

3 | 3 |

1 |

Prime factors of 24 are 2,3. Prime factorization of **24** in exponential form is:

24 = 2^{3}×3^{1}

**Prime Factorization of 36**

2 | 36 |

2 | 18 |

3 | 9 |

3 | 3 |

1 |

Prime factors of 36 are 2,3. Prime factorization of **36** in exponential form is:

36 = 2^{2}×3^{2}

∴ So by taking common prime factors GCF of 24 and 36 is 12

**Factors of 24**

List of positive integer factors of 24 that divides 24 without a remainder.

1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24

**Factors of 36**

List of positive integer factors of 36 that divides 36 without a remainder.

1,2,3,4,6,9,12,18,36

**Greatest Common Factor**

We found the factors and prime factorization of 24 and 36. The biggest common factor number is the **GCF** number.

So the **greatest common factor 24 and 36** is **12**.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 24 and 36

(i) The GCF of 24 and 36 is associative

GCF of 24 and 36 = GCF of 36 and 24

1. What is the GCF of 24 and 36?

Answer: GCF of 24 and 36 is 12.

2. What are the Factors of 24?

Answer: Factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24. There are 8 integers that are factors of 24. The greatest factor of 24 is 24.

3. What are the Factors of 36?

Answer: Factors of 36 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36. There are 9 integers that are factors of 36. The greatest factor of 36 is 36.

4. How to Find the GCF of 24 and 36?

Answer:

Greatest Common Factor of 24 and 36 = 12

Step 1: Find the prime factorization of 24

24 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3

Step 2: Find the prime factorization of 36

36 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3

Step 3: Multiply those factors both numbers have in common in steps i) or ii) above to find the gcf:

GCF = 2 x 2 x 3 = 12

Step 4: Therefore, the greatest common factor of 24 and 36 is 12