What is the HCF of 3 and 4?
The highest common factor of 3 and 4 is the largest possible number, which divides both of them exactly without any remainder.
Answer: HCF of 3 and 4 is 1.
Let us see how to find the HCF of 3 and 4
For 3 and 4, HCF is the highest number among all the common factors of both 3 and 4.
Let us see how to calculate it below:
HCF of 3 and 4 by Prime Factorization
Let us represent 3 and 4 as a product of its prime numbers by doing
Prime factorization of 3 = 3
Prime factorization of 4 = 2 x 2
3 and 4 are co prime numbers,they do not have any common factor apart from the universal factor 1.
Therefore HCF of 3,4 is 1.
HCF of 3 and 4 by Division Method
In this method, we divide 4 by 3 and check the remainder.
Since the remainder is 1, take 1 as the divisor and the previous divisor '3' as the dividend to continue the long division again.
Continue the long division till you get the remainder as 0.
Since we got the remainder as 0, the HCF of 3 and 4 is 1.