How do you find the highest common factors for 6 and 12?

1 Answer
Mar 5, 2018

Answer:

highest or greatest common factor: #6#

Explanation:

Given: Find the highest common factor for #6# and #12#

The highest common factor is called the greatest common factor (GCF).

First list the factors of each number:

#6: 1 xx 6, 2 xx 3#; Factors of #6# are #1, 2, 3, color(red)(6)#

#12: 1 xx 12, 2 xx 6, 3 xx 4#; Factors of #12# are:#1, 2, 3, 4, color(red)(6), 12#

The GCF is the factor is the factor that is the largest factor common to both: #6#