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What is the GCF of 2 and 90?

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Solution: The GCF of 2 and 90 is 2 Methods How to find the GCF of 2 and 90 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 2 and 90 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 2? What are the Factors of 90? Here is the prime factorization of 2: 2 1 2^1 2 1 And this is the prime factorization of 90: 2 1 × 3 2 × 5 1 2^1 × 3^2 × 5^1 2 1 × 3 2 × 5 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 2 and 90 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 2 and 90 as 4: Thus, the GCF of 2 and 90 is: 4 How to Find the GCF of 2 and 90 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 2 and 90 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, 2 and 90: Factors of 2: 1, 2 Factors of 90: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 18, 30, 45, 90 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 2. Since 2 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 2 and 90 would be 2. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 36 and 57? What is the GCF of 41 and 75? What is the GCF of 51 and 101? What is the GCF of 145 and 76? What is the GCF of 79 and 46?