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.