What is the HCF of 32 and 40?
HCF (Highest Common Factor) of 32 and 40 is the greatest possible number which divides both 32 and 40 exactly.
Answer: HCF of 32 and 40 is 6
The highest common factor (HCF) of two numbers a and b is the highest possible number that divides the numbers a and b exactly, leaving the remainder 0.
Methods to Find HCF of 32 and 40
HCF of 32 and 40 by Listing the Common Factors
Common Factors of 32 and 40: 1, 2, 4, 6
Since the greatest common factor is 8, the HCF of 32 and 40 is 8
HCF of 32 and 40 is 8
HCF of 32 and 40 by Long Division
- Step 1: Divide 40 by 32 and check the remainder.
- Step 2: Make the remainder 8 as the new divisor and the previous divisor 32 is the dividend and perform the long division again. The last divisor is our HCF.
- Step 3: Continue till you get the remainder as 0
You can find the HCF of 32 and 40 in any of the above methods but the solution will be the same.