# SOLUTION: how would you find the greatest common factor of 8ab^3 and 2ab^2? please explain.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 427325: how would you find the greatest common factor of 8ab^3 and 2ab^2? please explain.Found 2 solutions by stanbon, josmiceli:Answer by stanbon(57352)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!how would you find the greatest common factor of 8ab^3 and 2ab^2? --- Greatest COMMON factor of 8 and 2 is 2 G COMMON factor of a and a is a G COMMON factor of b^3 and b^2 is b^2 ----- GCF for your problem: 2ab^2 ====================================== Cheers, Stan H. =========== Answer by josmiceli(9680)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!It is the same problem as "What is the greatest common factor of 30 and 48?" 3 divides both of them, but so does 6, so that's the answer. Looking at and , I see that is a common factor, so is and . Note that will not divide into evenly. ----------------- is the common factor because and Note that there is no remainder in the divisions.