# What are the common factors of 16?

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The factors for 16 are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16. The two numbers (12 and 16) share common factors (1, 2, 4). The greatest of these is 4 and that is

**the greatest common factor**.

In respect to this, what are the common factors of?

Finding the Greatest Common Factor

Two Numbers | Factors | Common Factors |
---|---|---|

9 and 12 | 9: 1,3,9 12: 1,2,3,4,6,12 | 1,3 |

**16**is a composite number, and it is 4 squared.

**16**= 1 x

**16**, 2 x 8, or 4 x 4.

**Factors of 16**: 1, 2, 4, 8,

**16**. Prime factorization:

**16**= 2 x 2 x 2 x 2, which can also be written

**16**= 24.

Also know, what are common factors of 16 and 24?

Answer and Explanation: The **common factors of 16 and 24** are: 1, 2, 4, and 8.

The **common factors of 16 and 8** are **8**, 4, 2, 1, intersecting the two sets above. In the intersection **factors of 16** ∩ **factors** of **8** the greatest element is **8**.