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What is the GCF of 112 and 133?

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Solution: The GCF of 112 and 133 is 7 Methods How to find the GCF of 112 and 133 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 112 and 133 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 112? What are the Factors of 133? Here is the prime factorization of 112: 2 4 × 7 1 2^4 × 7^1 2 4 × 7 1 And this is the prime factorization of 133: 7 1 × 1 9 1 7^1 × 19^1 7 1 × 1 9 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 112 and 133 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 112 and 133 as 49: Thus, the GCF of 112 and 133 is: 49 How to Find the GCF of 112 and 133 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 112 and 133 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, 112 and 133: Factors of 112: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 16, 28, 56, 112 Factors of 133: 1, 7, 19, 133 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 7. Since 7 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 112 and 133 would be 7. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 35 and 17? What is the GCF of 146 and 125? What is the GCF of 3 and 83? What is the GCF of 92 and 27? What is the GCF of 120 and 114?