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.