The greatest common factor (GCF) is the largest factor of two numbers that factors evenly in to two or more larger numbers.
A factor is a part of a number and two factors multiplied together generate a product. It is nothing but the factors that two numbers have in common.
Find the greatest common factors of 24,36,48
Let us find the factors of 24, 36, 48
Factors of 24 are 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24
Factors of 36 are 1,2,3,4,6,9,12,18,36
Factors of 48 are 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,16,24,48
Common factors of 24,36,48 are 1,2,3,4,6,12
From 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12, the greatest number is 12.
So, the Greatest Common Factor is 12