# math

what is the greater common factor of 6/12 need all divisible numbers for both and put in lowest form as a fraction

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1. to get the greatest common factor, we first find the factors of each number (we call it a factor of a certain number if that certain number is divisible by the factor or it gives zero remainder when divided by the factor),,
for example, 10 has factors 1, 2, 5 and 10, because
10/1 = 10 with no remainder
10/2 = 5 with no remainder
10/5 = 2 with no remainder
10/10 = 1 with no remainder
thus we say that 3 (for example) is NOT a factor of 10 because
10/3 = 3 with remainder 1

therefore,,
for 6 , the factors are:
1, 2, 3, 6
for 12 , the factors are:
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12

the factor which is common to both, and at the same time the largest, is 6
thus we divide both by 6 to reduce this fraction into lowest term:
6/6 = 1
12/6 = 2
6/12 = 1/2

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