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Find the Greatest Common Factor (Gcf/Hcf) of the Following Polynomial: 14x3y5, 10x5y3, 2x2y2 - Mathematics

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Find the greatest common factor (GCF/HCF) of the following polynomial:
14x3y5, 10x5y3, 2x2y2

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Solution

The numerical coefficients of the given monomials are 14, 10 and 2. The greatest common factor of 14, 10 and 2 is 2.
The common literals appearing in the three monomials are x and y. 
The smallest power of x in the three monomials is 2.
The smallest power of y in the three monomials is 2.
The monomial of common literals with the smallest powers is x2y2.
​Hence, the greatest common factor is 2x2y2.

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RD Sharma Class 8 Maths
Chapter 7 Factorization
Exercise 7.1 | Q 14 | Page 4
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