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27 August, 09:38

Factor the expression using the GCF.

60 - 36 =

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  1. 27 August, 10:25
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    12 (5 - 3)

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The greatest common factor is the largest number that will divide both numbers evenly. As an example, 6 is a common factor because it divides both 60 and 36. However, it is not the greatest common factor.

    If I break 60 into it's prime factors, I would get 2 * 2 * 3 * 5.

    If I break 36 into it's prime factors, I would get 2 * 2 * 3 * 3.

    The two number have the factors, 2, 2, and 3 in common.

    The greatest common factor is then: 2 * 2 * 3, or 12.

    The expression can be factored as: 12 (5 - 3)
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