What is the GCF of 16 and 32?
GCF is the largest common factor of two or more given numbers.
Answer: GCF of 16 and 32 is 16
GCF can be calculated using different methods such as
Prime factorization Method
Listing the common factors method
GCF of 16 and 32 by Prime Factorization
Let us prime factorize the numbers 16 and 32 as shown below
Thus, we see that the GCF of 16 and 32 is 16
GCF of 16 and 32 by Listing the Common Factors
We will list the factors of 16 and 32 followed by choosing the highest common factor among them
Common factors of 16 and 32 are 1,2,4,8,16
The largest common factor is 16
GCF of 16 and 32 is 16