# Calculate the Greatest Common Factor or GCF of 1244

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The instructions to find the GCF of 1244 are the next:

## 1. Decompose all numbers into prime factors

1244 | 2 |

622 | 2 |

311 | 311 |

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

Prime factors of 1244 | = | 2^{2} . 311 |

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

Common prime factors: 2 , 311

Common prime factors with the lowest exponent: 2^{2}, 311^{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** = 2^{2}. 311^{1} = 1244

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