Posted by **Abhishek kumar sahi** on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10:32am.

The HCF of the smallest composite number and the smallest prime number is 1.is this statement is true or false.give reason.please

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**MathMate**, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 11:08am
Hint:

First 4 primes: 2,3,5,7

First 3 composites: 4,6,8

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**Abhishek keshri**, Friday, August 5, 2011 at 12:51am
This statement is false.because-

smallest composite no.: 2

smallest prime no.: 2

HCF(2,2): 2.

there fore It can't be 1.

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**MathMate**, Friday, August 5, 2011 at 7:20am
The conclusion is correct, but not the reasoning.

"smallest composite no.: **4**

smallest prime no.: 2

HCF(2,**4**): 2.

there fore It can't be 1. "

I am sure you got the idea.

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