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
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.