# Calculate the Greatest Common Factor or GCF of 1239

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The instructions to find the GCF of 1239 are the next:

## 1. Decompose all numbers into prime factors

1239 | 3 |

413 | 7 |

59 | 59 |

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## 2. Write all numbers as the product of its prime factors

Prime factors of 1239 | = | 3 . 7 . 59 |

## 3. Choose the common prime factors with the lowest exponent

Common prime factors: 3 , 7 , 59

Common prime factors with the lowest exponent: 3^{1}, 7^{1}, 59^{1}

## 4. Calculate the Greatest Common Factor or GCF

Remember, to find the GCF of several numbers you must multiply the common prime factors with the lowest exponent.

**GCF** = 3^{1}. 7^{1}. 59^{1} = 1239

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