# Calculate the Greatest Common Factor or GCF of 50243

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The instructions to find the GCF of 50243 are the next:

## 1. Decompose all numbers into prime factors

50243 | 47 |

1069 | 1069 |

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

Prime factors of 50243 | = | 47 . 1069 |

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

Common prime factors: 47 , 1069

Common prime factors with the lowest exponent: 47^{1}, 1069^{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** = 47^{1}. 1069^{1} = 50243

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