What is the HCF of 196 and 38220?
HCF (Highest Common Factor) of two or more numbers is the largest possible number which divides the given numbers exactly without any remainder.
Answer: HCF of 196 and 38220 is 196
Explanation:
Two methods to find the HCF of 196 and 38220 are explained below.
Methods to Find HCF of 196 and 38220
We can find the HCF by the following methods

Prime Factorization

Listing the Common Factors
Method 1: HCF of 196 and 38220 by Prime Factorization
Let us represent 196 and 38220 as a product of its prime factors.
Prime factorization of 196 = 2 × 2 × 7 × 7
Prime factorization of 38220 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 7 x 13
The common factors in the prime factorization of 196 and 38220 are 2, 2, 7, and 7
HCF is the product of the factors that are common to each of the given numbers.
This means HCF of 196 and 38220 is 2 × 2 × 7 × 7 = 196
Method 2: HCF of 196 and 38220 by Listing the Common Factors
Follow the steps given below to find the HCF of 196 and 38220 by Listing the Common Factors.
Step 1: List the factors of 196 and 38220
Step 2: Identify the common factors of 196 and 38220
Step 3: HCF of 196 and 38220 is equal to the highest factor among the common factors of 196 and 38220
So, HCF of 196 and 38220 is 196
You can find the HCF in any of the above methods but the solution will be the same, that is, HCF of 196 and 38220 is 196