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What is the GCF of 93 and 21?

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Solution: The GCF of 93 and 21 is 3 Methods How to find the GCF of 93 and 21 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 93 and 21 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 93? What are the Factors of 21? Here is the prime factorization of 93: 3 1 × 3 1 1 3^1 × 31^1 3 1 × 3 1 1 And this is the prime factorization of 21: 3 1 × 7 1 3^1 × 7^1 3 1 × 7 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 93 and 21 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 93 and 21 as 9: Thus, the GCF of 93 and 21 is: 9 How to Find the GCF of 93 and 21 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 93 and 21 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, 93 and 21: Factors of 93: 1, 3, 31, 93 Factors of 21: 1, 3, 7, 21 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 93 and 21 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 44 and 132? What is the GCF of 75 and 126? What is the GCF of 5 and 131? What is the GCF of 50 and 49? What is the GCF of 58 and 27?