# Common Factor Calculator

The common factor calculator is an easy-to-use, time-saving tool. It swiftly **determines the common factors of any two non-decimal numbers**. What more could a math enthusiast want? And that's not all; we will also be discussing some important topics in this article.

- How to find the common factor?
- What are the uses of the greatest common factor?

And more!

## Common factor calculator

The common factor calculator is an intuitive tool that allows you to **calculate the factors that are common between any two numbers**.

All you have to do is **input the two numbers** that you want to determine the common factors for. You will have the list of factors for both the numbers and the ones that are common between them.

That's it; it couldn't get any simpler than that.

For instance, you enter $54$ and $72$. Right off the bat, the tool displays the common factors as $1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18$. But that is not all. A list of factors for both numbers is also displayed.

## Uses of common factors

Common factors are essential in mathematics because they help to **simplify equations and expressions**. They are also used to find the **greatest common factor (GCF)** of two or more numbers, which is the largest number that divides evenly into each of the numbers. Common factors can also be used to find the **least common multiple (LCM)** of two or more numbers, the smallest number that is a multiple of all of the numbers.

💡 Once you estimate the highest common factor among the common factors of numbers, deciding how to divide a family inheritance between siblings becomes easier than you would have expected. It also helps divide a pizza between a group of people and calculate the amount of money each person in a family should contribute to a shared expense.

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## FAQ

### What are the common factors of 8 and 32?

The common factors of 8 and 32 are 1, 2, 4, and 8.

The list of factors of each are:

**8 = 1, 2, 4, 8**.**32 = 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32**.

### How do I find the common factors of 12 and 24?

To determine the common factors of 12 and 24, follow the steps below:

- List the factors of 12.
- List the factors of 24.
- Highlight the common factors among the two.

Therefore:

`12 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12`

`24 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24`

`CFs = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12`

**more than two numbers**, go to the GCF calculator. You may also want to have a look at our prime factorization calculator.