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Find the GCF of the numbers using an appropriate method.
84 and 126
Find the prime factorization of the number, and write it in exponent form.
198

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Joey,
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:14pm
1) Find the prime factors of each respective number.
84 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7
126 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7
Multiply the factors both numbers have in common. In this case multiply 2, 3 and 7.
Therefore, the answer is: 42
2) Again, we will find the prime numbers that go into 198. First divide by the smallest prime number that you can think of that goes easily into 198. I generally start with 2.
198/2 = 99
99/3 = 33
33/3 = 11
Therefore, your answers are 3^2, 2, and 11. 
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Emilie,
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:14pm
84 2^2 3 7
126 2 3^2 7
GCF= 2*3*7= 42
198 2 3^2 11