# What is the HCF OF 18 and 48 by Division Method?

The HCF (Highest Common Factor) of 18 and 48 is the greatest possible number which divides both 186 and 403 completely.

## Answer: The HCF of 18 and 48 is 6.

Let us find the HCF of 18 and 48 by division method.

**Explanation**

### HCF of 18 and 48 by Long Division

- Step 1: Divide 48 by 18 and check the remainder.
- Step 2: Make the remainder 12 as the new divisor and the previous divisor 18 as the dividend and perform the long division again. The last divisor is our HCF.
- Step 3: Continue till you get the remainder as 0.