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What is the GCF of 60 and 125?

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Solution: The GCF of 60 and 125 is 5 Methods How to find the GCF of 60 and 125 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 60 and 125 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 60? What are the Factors of 125? Here is the prime factorization of 60: 2 2 × 3 1 × 5 1 2^2 × 3^1 × 5^1 2 2 × 3 1 × 5 1 And this is the prime factorization of 125: 5 3 5^3 5 3 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 60 and 125 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 60 and 125 as 25: Thus, the GCF of 60 and 125 is: 25 How to Find the GCF of 60 and 125 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 60 and 125 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, 60 and 125: Factors of 60: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, 60 Factors of 125: 1, 5, 25, 125 When you compare the two lists of factors, you can see that the common factor(s) are 1, 5. Since 5 is the largest of these common factors, the GCF of 60 and 125 would be 5. Find the GCF of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other GCF problems: What is the GCF of 150 and 16? What is the GCF of 49 and 67? What is the GCF of 105 and 18? What is the GCF of 23 and 65? What is the GCF of 6 and 29?