# What is GCF of 22 and 50?

GCF of 22 and 50 is 2

#### How to find GCF of two numbers

 1.   Steps to find GCF of 22 and 50 2.   What is GCF of two numbers? 3.   What are Factors? 4.   Examples of GCF

### Example: Find gcf of 22 and 50

• Factors for 22: 1, 2, 11, 22
• Factors for 50: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50

Hence, GCf of 22 and 50 is 2

#### How do we define GCF?

In mathematics we use GCF or greatest common method to find out the greatest possible positive integer which can completely divide the given numbers. It is written as GCF (22, 50).

#### Properties of GCF

• Given two numbers 22 and 50, such that GCF is 2 where 2 will always be less than 22 and 50.
• GCF of two numbers is always equal to 1 in case given numbers are consecutive.
• The product of GCF and LCM of two given numbers is equal to the product of two numbers.
• The GCF of two given numbers is either 1 or the number itself if one of them is a prime number.

#### How do you explain factors?

In mathematics, a factor is a number or also it can be an algebraic expression that divides another number or any expression completely and that too without leaving any remainder. A factor of a number can be positive or negative.

#### Properties of Factors

• Each number is a factor of itself. Eg. 22 and 50 are factors of themselves respectively.
• Every number other than 1 has at least two factors, namely the number itself and 1.
• Every factor of a number is an exact divisor of that number, example 1, 2, 11, 22 are exact divisors of 22 and 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 are exact divisors of 50.
• 1 is a factor of every number. Eg. 1 is a factor of 22 and also of 50.
• Every number is a factor of zero (0), since 22 x 0 = 0 and 50 x 0 = 0.

#### Steps to find Factors of 22 and 50

• Step 1. Find all the numbers that would divide 22 and 50 without leaving any remainder. Starting with the number 1 upto 11 (half of 22) and 1 upto 25 (half of 50). The number 1 and the number itself are always factors of the given number.
22 ÷ 1 : Remainder = 0
50 ÷ 1 : Remainder = 0
22 ÷ 2 : Remainder = 0
50 ÷ 2 : Remainder = 0
22 ÷ 11 : Remainder = 0
50 ÷ 5 : Remainder = 0
22 ÷ 22 : Remainder = 0
50 ÷ 10 : Remainder = 0
50 ÷ 25 : Remainder = 0
50 ÷ 50 : Remainder = 0

Hence, Factors of 22 are 1, 2, 11, and 22

And, Factors of 50 are 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50

#### Examples of GCF

Sammy baked 22 chocolate cookies and 50 fruit and nut cookies to package in plastic containers for her friends at college. She wants to divide the cookies into identical boxes so that each box has the same number of each kind of cookies. She wishes that each box should have greatest number of cookies possible, how many plastic boxes does she need?

Since Sammy wants to pack greatest number of cookies possible. So for calculating total number of boxes required we need to calculate the GCF of 22 and 50.
GCF of 22 and 50 is 2.

A class has 22 boys and 50 girls. A choir teacher wants to form a choir team from this class such that the students are standing in equal rows also girls or boys will be in each row. Teacher wants to know the greatest number of students that could be in each row, can you help him?

To find the greatest number of students that could be in each row, we need to find the GCF of 22 and 50. Hence, GCF of 22 and 50 is 2.

What is the difference between GCF and LCM?

Major and simple difference betwen GCF and LCM is that GCF gives you the greatest common factor while LCM finds out the least common factor possible for the given numbers.

What is the relation between LCM and GCF (Greatest Common Factor)?

GCF and LCM of two numbers can be related as GCF(22, 50) = ( 22 * 50 ) / LCM(22, 50) = 2.

What is the GCF of 22 and 50?

GCF of 22 and 50 is 2.

Mary has 22 blue buttons and 50 white buttons. She wants to place them in identical groups without any buttons left, in the greatest way possible. Can you help Mary arranging them in groups?

Greatest possible way in which Mary can arrange them in groups would be GCF of 22 and 50. Hence, the GCF of 22 and 50 or the greatest arrangement is 2.

Kamal is making identical balloon arrangements for a party. He has 22 maroon balloons, and 50 orange balloons. He wants each arrangement tohave the same number of each color. What is the greatest number of arrangements that he can make if every balloon is used?

The greatest number of arrangements that he can make if every balloon is used would be equal to GCF of 22 and 50. So the GCF of 22 and 50 is 2.

Kunal is making baskets full of nuts and dried fruits. He has 22 bags of nuts and 50 bags of dried fruits. He wants each basket to be identical, containing the same combination of bags of nuts and bags of driesn fruits, with no left overs. What is the greatest number of baskets that Kunal can make?

the greatest number of baskets that Kunal can make would be equal to GCF of 22 and 50. So the GCF of 22 and 50 is 2.

To energize public transportation, Abir needs to give a few companions envelopes with transport tickets, and metro tickets in them. On the off chance that he has 22 bus tickets and 50 metro tickets to be parted similarly among the envelopes, and he need no tickets left. What is the greatest number of envelopes Abir can make?

To make the greatest number of envelopes Abir needs to find out the GCF of 22 and 50. Hence, GCF of 22 and 50 is 2.