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Find the Highest Common Factor of Two Numbers

In this worksheet, students will find the highest common factor of two numbers.

'Find the Highest Common Factor of Two Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Concepts and Vocabulary for All Numbers

Popular topics:   Factors worksheets

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Worksheet Overview


The factors of 42 are 12, 3, 6, 714, 21 and 42.


The factors of 28 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 14 and 28.


Some of these factors appear in both lists and these are the common factors of 42 and 28. 


They are:


1, 2, 7 and 14


But 14 is the greatest or the highest common factor (HCF) of 42 and 28


Let's have a go at some questions and see if we can spot the HCF of numbers.


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