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What is the GCF of 13 and 130?

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Solution: The GCF of 13 and 130 is 13 Methods How to find the GCF of 13 and 130 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 13 and 130 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 13? What are the Factors of 130? Here is the prime factorization of 13: 1 3 1 13^1 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 130: 2 1 × 5 1 × 1 3 1 2^1 × 5^1 × 13^1 2 1 × 5 1 × 1 3 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 13 and 130 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 13 and 130 as 169: Thus, the GCF of 13 and 130 is: 169 How to Find the GCF of 13 and 130 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 13 and 130 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, 13 and 130: Factors of 13: 1, 13 Factors of 130: 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 26, 65, 130 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 13. Since 13 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 13 and 130 would be 13. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 150 and 99? What is the GCF of 48 and 20? What is the GCF of 58 and 50? What is the GCF of 97 and 87? What is the GCF of 35 and 23?