What is the greatest common factor of 55 and 81? - GCD / GCF Calculator

Find the Greatest Common Divisor for any set of integers (2, 3 or more whole mumbers). Here is the answer to the questions like: What is the greatest common factor of 55 and 81? or What is the highest common factor (hcf) of 55 and 81?

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How to find the Greatest Common Divisor


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The first step is to find all divisors of each number. For instance, let us find the gcf(55, 81).

In this case we have:

  • The factors of 55 (all the whole numbers that can divide the number without a remainder) are 1, 5, 11 and 55;
  • The factors of 81 are 1, 3, 9, 27 and 81.

The second step is to analyse which are the common divisors. It is not difficult to see that the 'Greatest Common Factor' or 'Divisor' for 55 and 81 is 1. The GCF is the largest common positive integer that divides all the numbers (55, 81) without a remainder.

The GCF is also known as:

  • Greatest common divisor (gcd)
  • Highest common factor (hcf)
  • Greatest common measure (gcm), or
  • Highest common divisor

To learn more about GCF/GCD, watch this video from Khan Academy or/and read this arcticle.

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