Factoring and Multiples

# What is the greatest common factor of 8 and 16?

###### Wiki User

###### 2016-04-14 20:03:38

The greatest common factor of 8 and 16 is 8. Since 8 is a factor

of 16, it is clearly the greatest common factor.

**Using prime factorization:**

**2 x 2 x 2** = 8

**2 x 2 x 2** x 2 = 16

2 x 2 x 2 = 8, the GCF

It is: 8

###### Wiki User

###### 2011-03-20 23:51:58

8