**RESULT**

GCF(**72**, **36**) = **36**

**DESCRIPTIONS**

Prime factorization of 72 :

(**72** = **2** × **2** × **2** × **3** × **3**)

Prime factorization of 36 :

(**36** = **2** × **2** × **3** × **3**)

- 72 =
×__2__× 2 ×__2__×__3____3__ - 36 =
×__2__×__2__×__3____3__

The common prime factors of 72 and 36 are **2**, **2**, **3** and **3**. GCF is equal to the multiplication of those prime factors.

GCF(**72**, **36**) = **2** × **2** × **3** × **3** = **36**

The solution and descriptions above are generated by the GCF calculator. You can use the GCF calculator to see the greatest common factors of other numbers.

The greatest common factor (GCF) of two positive whole numbers is the largest number that divides these numbers exactly. GCF can be found by using the prime factorization method. It is equal to the product of all common prime factors in the factorization.

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