How do you find the GCF of #36a^3b, 56ab#?

1 Answer
Jan 15, 2017

Answer:

GCF of #36a^3b# and #56ab = 4ab#

Explanation:

Factors of:
#36a^3b = 2×2×3×3×a×a×a×b#

#56ab = 2×2×2×7×a×b#
If we observe the factors of both, we will find that both have #2, 2, a and b# as common factors in both.
Therefore, GCF of #36a^3b# and #56ab = 2×2×a×b = 4ab#.