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The factors for are all numbers between and , which divide evenly.

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The factors for are all numbers between and , which divide evenly.

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Find the factor pairs of where .

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The factors for are all numbers between and , which divide evenly.

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The common factors for are .

The GCF (HCF) of the numerical factors is .

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