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Greatest Common Factor of 36 and 40

Make use of GCF Calculator to quickly find the Greatest Common Factor of numbers 36, 40 i.e. 4 largest integer by which both the numbers can be divided.

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 36 and 40 is 4.

GCF(36,40) = 4

GCF of 36 and 40

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

GCF of:
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Greatest Common Factor of 36 and 40 by Prime factorization method

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 = 22×32

Prime Factorization of 40


2 40
2 20
2 10
5 5
1

Prime factors of 40 are 2,5. Prime factorization of 40 in exponential form is:

40 = 23×51

∴ So by taking common prime factors GCF of 36 and 40 is 4

Greatest Common Factor of 36 and 40 by matching factors method

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

Factors of 40

List of positive integer factors of 40 that divides 40 without a remainder.

1,2,4,5,8,10,20,40

Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 36 and 40. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 36 and 40 is 4.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 36 and 40

Properties of GCF 36 and 40

(i) The GCF of 36 and 40 is associative

GCF of 36 and 40 = GCF of 40 and 36

Frequently Asked Questions on GCF of 36 and 40

1. What is the GCF of 36 and 40?

Answer: GCF of 36 and 40 is 4.

2. 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.

3. What are the Factors of 40?

Answer: Factors of 40 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20, 40. There are 8 integers that are factors of 40. The greatest factor of 40 is 40.

4. How to Find the GCF of 36 and 40?

Answer:

Greatest Common Factor of 36 and 40 = 4

Step 1: Find the prime factorization of 36

36 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3

Step 2: Find the prime factorization of 40

40 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5

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

GCF = 2 x 2 = 4

Step 4: Therefore, the greatest common factor of 36 and 40 is 4