# What is the GCF of 8 and 6?

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 8 and 6 is 2

Two methods to find the GCF of 8 and 6 are explained below.

## Methods to find GCF of 8 and 6

We can find the GCF by the following methods

- Listing the common factors method
- Method of Long Division

### Method 1: GCF of 8 and 6: Listing the Common Factors

Common Factors of 8 and 6 : 1 and 2

Greatest Common Factor amongst the two common factors: 2

GCF of 8 and 6 is 2

### Method 2: GCF of 8 and 6: Long Division

- Step 1: Larger number 8 is divided by smaller number 6 and check for the remainder.
- Step 2: Make the remainder of the step 1 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 remainder as 0

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