# What is The HCF of 6 and 9?

HCF (Highest Common Factor) of 6 and 9 is the highest possible number which divides 6 and 9 exactly without any remainder.

## Answer: HCF of 6 and 9 is 3

## Explanation:

We can find the HCF by the following methods.

- Listing the common factors method
- Long division Method

### Highest Common Factor of 6 and 9 by Listing the Common Factors

Common Factors of 6 and 9 are 1 and 3

The highest common factor of 6 and 231 is 3

So, the HCF of 6 and 9 is 3

### Highest Common Factor of 6 and 9 by Long Division

Follow the steps mentioned below to find the HCF(6, 9):

**Step 1:**Divide the larger number 9 by the smaller number 6 and check the remainder.**Step 2:**Make the remainder of the above step as the divisor and the divisor of the above step as the dividend and perform the long division again.**Step 3:**Continue till you get the remainder as 0 and the last divisor will be the highest common factor of 6 and 9

You can find the HCF(6, 9) in any of the above methods but the solution will be the same.