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What is the gcf of 3 and 16?

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Lol might sound stupid but please help and thank you.

asked Mar 8, 2013 in PRE-ALGEBRA by dkinz Apprentice

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Greatest common factor is greatest number that divides both the numbers without a remainder.
Find the prime factors of each number
3 = 1 x 3
16 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2
there are no common factors, so greatest common factor is 1

answered Mar 9, 2013 by Justin Pupil

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