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Greatest Common Factor of 4 and 6

Make use of GCF Calculator to quickly find the Greatest Common Factor of numbers 4, 6 i.e. 2 largest integer by which both the numbers can be divided.

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 4 and 6 is 2.

GCF(4,6) = 2

GCF of 4 and 6

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

GCF of:
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Greatest Common Factor of 4 and 6 by Prime factorization method

Prime Factorization of 4


2 4
2 2
1

Prime factors of 4 are 2. Prime factorization of 4 in exponential form is:

4 = 22

Prime Factorization of 6


2 6
3 3
1

Prime factors of 6 are 2.Prime factorization of 6 in exponential form is:

6 = 21×31

∴ So by taking common prime factors GCF of 4 and 6 is 2

Greatest Common Factor of 4 and 6 by matching factors method

Factors of 4

List of positive integer factors of 4 that divides 4 without a remainder.

1,2,4

Factors of 6

List of positive integer factors of 6 that divides 6 without a remainder.

1,2,3,6

Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 4 and 6. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 4 and 6 is 2.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 4 and 6

Properties of GCF 4 and 6

(i) The GCF of 4 and 6 is associative

GCF of 4 and 6 = GCF of 6 and 4

Frequently Asked Questions on GCF of 4 and 6

1. What is the GCF of 4 and 6?

Answer: GCF of 4 and 6 is 2.

2. What are the Factors of 4?

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

3. What are the Factors of 6?

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

4. How to Find the GCF of 4 and 6?

Answer:

Greatest Common Factor of 4 and 6 = 2

Step 1: Find the prime factorization of 4

4 = 2 x 2

Step 2: Find the prime factorization of 6

6 = 2 x 3

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

GCF = 2

Step 4: Therefore, the greatest common factor of 4 and 6 is 2