What is the GCF of 32 and 72?
GCF (Greatest Common Factor) of two numbers x and y is the largest possible number that divides x and y exactly without any remainder.
Answer: GCF of 32 and 72 is 8
Let us see how to find the GCF of 32 and 72
Explanation:
We can find the GCF of 32 and 72 by the following two methods:

Listing the common factors Method

Long division Method
GCF of 32 and 72 by Listing the Common Factors
Factors of 32: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32
Factors of 72: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 72
Common prime factors of 32 and 72: 1, 2, 4, and 8
The Greatest Common Factor 32 and 72 from the list is 8
GCF of 32 and 72 is 8
GCF of 32 and 72 by Long Division Method

Step 1: Divide 72 by 32 and check the remainder. Here, the remainder is 8

Step 2: Make the remainder 8 as the divisor and the divisor 32 as the dividend and perform the long division again.

Step 3: Continue till you get the remainder as 0
You can find the GCF in any of the above methods but the solution will always remain the same.