# What is the greatest common factor of 2, 3 and 4?

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## What is the GCF of 2, 3 and 4?

The first step to find the gcf of 2, 3 and 4 is to list the factors of each number. The factors of 2 are 1 and 2. The factors of 3 are 1 and 3. The factors of 4 are 1, 2 and 4. So, the **Greatest Common Factor** for these numbers is 1 because it divides all them without a remainder. Read more about Common Factors below.

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## How to find the Greatest Common Factor

### GCF example:

The first step is to find all divisors of each number. For instance, let us find the gcf(2,3,4).

In this case we have:

- The factors of 2 (all the whole numbers that can divide the number without a remainder) are 1 and 2;
- The factors of 3 are 1 and 3;
- The factors of 4 are 1, 2 and 4.

The second step is to analyze which are the common divisors. It is not difficult to see that the 'Greatest Common Factor' or 'Divisor' for 2, 3 and 4 is 1. The GCF is the largest common positive integer that divides all the numbers (2,3,4) 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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