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# What is the greatest common factor of 41 and 47?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### December 23, 2014 4:10PM

It is: 1 because 41 and 47 are both prime numbers

###### Wiki User

###### December 23, 2014 2:22PM

The greatest common factor of 41 and 47 is **1**.

To calculate find the factors of each number:

41 - 1, 41

47 - 1, 47

The only common factor is 1 by default it is the greatest as
well.

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### What are the common factors and greatest common factor of 47?

There is neither a greatest common factor nor common factors of
a single number, such as 47, because there cannot be any form of
common factor without two or more numbers to compare. Common
factors are factors that the numbers being compared have in common.
The greatest common factor is the largest factor that all the
numbers being compared have in common. Thus, since there are not
two or more numbers to compare, there are neither common factors
nor a greatest common factor.
Examples:
The common factors of 47 and 50 are only 1; the greatest common
factor is 1.
The common factors of 47 and 94 are 1 and 47; the greatest
common factor is 47.

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