What is The GCF of 6 and 9
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 6 and 9 is 3
We can find the GCF using Prime factorization Method, Listing the common factors method and Long division Method.
GCF of 6 and 9 by Prime Factorization
We can represent 6 and 9 as a product of its prime numbers as follows:
Prime factorization of 6 is 2 × 3
Prime factorization of 9 is 3 × 3
GCF is given by the product of the factors that are common to each of the given numbers.
GCF of 6 and 9 by Long Division
Step 1: Divide 9 by 6 and check the remainder.
Step 2: Taking the remainder of the above step as the divisor and the divisor of the above step as the dividend, perform the long division again.
Step 3: Continue until the remainder becomes 0
You can find the GCF in any of the above methods but the solution will be the same.