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What is the GCF of 150 and 115?

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Solution: The GCF of 150 and 115 is 5 Methods How to find the GCF of 150 and 115 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 150 and 115 is to compare the prime factorization of each number. To find the prime factorization, you can follow the instructions for each number here: What are the Factors of 150? What are the Factors of 115? Here is the prime factorization of 150: 2 1 × 3 1 × 5 2 2^1 × 3^1 × 5^2 2 1 × 3 1 × 5 2 And this is the prime factorization of 115: 5 1 × 2 3 1 5^1 × 23^1 5 1 × 2 3 1 When you compare the prime factorization of these two numbers, you can see that there are matching prime factors. You can now find the Greatest Common Factor of 150 and 115 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 150 and 115 as 25: Thus, the GCF of 150 and 115 is: 25 How to Find the GCF of 150 and 115 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 150 and 115 is to find and list all the factors of each number. Again, you can see how this is done by looking at the “Factors of” articles that are linked to above. Let’s take a look at the factors for each of these numbers, 150 and 115: Factors of 150: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, 75, 150 Factors of 115: 1, 5, 23, 115 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 5. Since 5 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 150 and 115 would be 5. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 43 and 103? What is the GCF of 22 and 28? What is the GCF of 39 and 141? What is the GCF of 136 and 88? What is the GCF of 128 and 117?