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# How do you use continuous division method to find the gcf of 9 and 12?

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###### August 03, 2011 10:35AM

It is 3 because 9/3 = 3 and 12/4 = 3

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### How do you find the GCF using continuous division?

Basically, you repeatedly calculate the remainder of a division,
and use it for the next step, with the smaller of the two original
numbers. Here is an example:
gcf(14, 10) = gcf(10, 4) (4 is the remainder of the division of
14 / 10).
gcf (10, 4) = gcf(4, 2) (2 is the remainder of the division of
10 / 2).
gcf (4, 2) = gcf(2, 0) (0 is the remainder of the division of 4
/ 2).
gcf(2, 0) = 2 (if one of the numbers is 0, the gcf is the other
number).

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