What is the HCF of 16 and 24?
The highest common factor, also known as the greatest common factor, of two or more numbers, is the largest possible number that divides the given numbers without leaving any remainder.
Answer: HCF of 16 and 24 is 8
Let us see how to find the HCF of 16 and 24
Methods to Find HCF of 16 and 24
We can find the HCF by the following methods

Listing the common factors method

Long division Method
Methos1: How to Find HCF of 16 and 24 by Listing the Common Factors
Factors of 16: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 16
Factors of 24: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24
Common Factors of 16 and 24: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8
HCF of 16 and 24 is 8
Method2: How to Find HCF of 16 and 24 by Long Division

Divide 24 by 16 and check the remainder.

The remainder of the above step is the divisor.

The divisor of the above step is the dividend

Continue the process till you get the remainder as 0
The HCF remains the same irrespective of the method we choose.
Thus, HCF of 16 and 24 is 8
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