Q:

Find the GCF of 24m and 18m

Accepted Solution

A:
Answer:  6mStep-by-step explanation:GCF is Greatest Common Factor.In other words, what is the biggest factor they have in common?You can factor both terms down to their primes and compare them:                24m                                     18m                  ∧                                          ∧              4    6    m                               2   9    m             ∧     ∧    ↓                               ↓   ∧    ↓             2  2   2 3  m                             2  3 3   m  24m: 2 · 2 · 2 · 3 · m18m:  2 · 3 · 3 · mWhat do they have in common?24m: 2 · 2 · 2 · 3 · m         Common is 6m, leftover is 418m:  2 · 3 · 3 · m              Common is 6m, leftover is 3I showed the leftover because you need that to find the LCM