# What is the HCF of 867 and 225?

HCF (Highest Common Factor) of two or more numbers is the largest possible number that divides the given numbers exactly.

## Answer: HCF of 867 and 225 is 3

We can find the HCF by the following methods

- Prime factorization Method
- Listing the common factors method
- Long division Method

### Method 1: HCF of 867 and 225 by Long Division Method

**Step 1**: Divide 15 by 12 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.

### Method 2: HCF of 867 and 225 by Listing the Common Factors

Common Factors of 867 and 225: 3

The greatest common factor is 3

HCF of 867 and 225 is 3