# What is the GCF of 40 and 56?

Greatest Common Factor of two or more numbers is the largest possible number which divides the given numbers exactly without any remainder.

## Answer: GCF of 40 and 56 is 8

Two methods to find the GCF of 40 and 56 are explained below.

## Methods to find GCF of 40 and 56

- GCF of 40 and 56 by Long Division
- GCF of 40 and 56 by Common Factors

### Method 1: GCF of 40 and 56 by Long Division

**Step 1: **Divide 56 by 40 and check the remainder.

**Step 2:** Make the remainder of the above step as the divisor and the divisor of the above step as the dividend and perform the long division again.

**Step 3:** Continue till you get the remainder as 0

### Method 2: GCF of 40 and 56 by Listing the Common Factors

There are four common factors of 40 and 56, that are, 1, 2, 4 and 8

So, GCF of 40 and 56 is 8

You can find the GCF in any of the above methods but the solution will be the same.