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Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 18

Make use of GCF Calculator to quickly find the Greatest Common Factor of numbers 6, 18 i.e. 6 largest integer by which both the numbers can be divided.

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 6 and 18 is 6.

GCF(6,18) = 6

GCF of 6 and 18

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

GCF of:
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Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 18 by Prime factorization method

Prime Factorization of 6


2 6
3 3
1

Prime factors of 6 are 2,3. Prime factorization of 6 in exponential form is:

6 = 21×31

Prime Factorization of 18


2 18
3 9
3 3
1

Prime factors of 18 are 2,3. Prime factorization of 18 in exponential form is:

18 = 21×32

∴ So by taking common prime factors GCF of 6 and 18 is 6

Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 18 by matching factors method

Factors of 6

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

1,2,3,6

Factors of 18

List of positive integer factors of 18 that divides 18 without a remainder.

1,2,3,6,9,18

Greatest Common Factor

We found the factors and prime factorization of 6 and 18. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 6 and 18 is 6.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 6 and 18

Properties of GCF 6 and 18

(i) The GCF of 6 and 18 is associative

GCF of 6 and 18 = GCF of 18 and 6

Frequently Asked Questions on GCF of 6 and 18

1. What is the GCF of 6 and 18?

Answer: GCF of 6 and 18 is 6.

2. 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.

3. What are the Factors of 18?

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

4. How to Find the GCF of 6 and 18?

Answer:

Greatest Common Factor of 6 and 18 = 6

Step 1: Find the prime factorization of 6

6 = 2 x 3

Step 2: Find the prime factorization of 18

18 = 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 3 = 6

Step 4: Therefore, the greatest common factor of 6 and 18 is 6