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What is the GCF of 95 and 10?

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Solution: The GCF of 95 and 10 is 5 Methods How to find the GCF of 95 and 10 using Prime Factorization One way to find the GCF of 95 and 10 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 95? What are the Factors of 10? Here is the prime factorization of 95: 5 1 × 1 9 1 5^1 × 19^1 5 1 × 1 9 1 And this is the prime factorization of 10: 2 1 × 5 1 2^1 × 5^1 2 1 × 5 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 95 and 10 by multiplying all the matching prime factors to get a GCF of 95 and 10 as 25: Thus, the GCF of 95 and 10 is: 25 How to Find the GCF of 95 and 10 by Listing All Common Factors The first step to this method of finding the Greatest Common Factor of 95 and 10 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, 95 and 10: Factors of 95: 1, 5, 19, 95 Factors of 10: 1, 2, 5, 10 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 95 and 10 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 6 and 65? What is the GCF of 28 and 142? What is the GCF of 56 and 24? What is the GCF of 31 and 59? What is the GCF of 26 and 9?