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Find the HCF of 72 and 48 using the prime factorization method

Polynomial factorization
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asked 2021-06-04
Find the HCF of 72 and 48 using the prime factorization method

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2021-06-05
Step 1
Given,
72 and 48
We have to find the HCF of 72 and 48 using the prime factorization method.
Step 2
Doing the prime factorization of 72 and 48
\(72=2^{3}\times 3^{2}\)
\(48=2^{4}\times 3^{1}\)
\(\Rightarrow HCF (72,48) =2^{3}\times 3^{1}\) (taken the lowest power of prime factors)
\(\Rightarrow HCF (72,48) = 24\)
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