# Find the GCF of 5 and 12

GCF is the greatest common factor that divides the two numbers without leaving any remainder.

## Answer: The GCF of 5 and 12 is 1

Let us see how to find the GCF of 5 and 12

## Explanation:

Calculating GCF can be done in several ways such as:

- Listing Factors
- Long division

### Method 1: Listing factors:

Let's list down the factors of 5 and 12

Factors of 5 : 1,5

Factors of 12 : 1,2,3,4,6,12

Common factor of 5 and 12 = 1

Hence, GCF(5,12) = 1

### Method 2: Long Division:

- Divide the larger number by the smaller number.
- Now divide the divisor by the remainder.
- Repeat the process of dividing the preceding number by the remainder last until 0 zero is obtained as remainder.
- The last divisor is called GCF