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Highest common factor of 14 and 18

How to find the highest common factor of 14 and 18?

Find the hcf of 14 and 18

Problem. Find the highest common factor of 14 and 18.

Solution.

The prime factorization of 14

14 = 2 * 7

See 14 prime factorization.

The prime factorization of 18

18 = 2 * 3 * 3

See 18 prime factorization.

Find the common prime factors of 14 and 18

14 –> (2, 7)
18 –> (2, 3, 3)

The common factors of 14 and 18 are

2

The hcf of 14 and 18 is 2

hcf(14, 18) = 2

The problem is solved.