# SOLUTION: The product of two prime numbers is 221. Their GCF is 1 and their LCM is 221. What are the two prime numbers?

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 Question 162241: The product of two prime numbers is 221. Their GCF is 1 and their LCM is 221. What are the two prime numbers?Answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The product of two prime numbers is 221. Their GCF is 1 and their LCM is 221. What are the two prime numbers? ``` The prime numbers are 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,... Get a calculator and start dividing 221 by these prime numbers until you find one that doesn't have a decimal: 221÷2=110.5 That has a decimal, so we keep going: 221÷3=73.66666667 That has a decimal, so we keep going: 221÷5=44.2 That has a decimal, so we keep going: 221÷7=31.57142857 That has a decimal, so we keep going: 221÷11=20.09090909 That has a decimal, so we keep going: 221÷13=17 Aha! No decimal! And the quotient, 17, is a prime number itself! So the answer is: The two prime numbers you are looking for are 13 and 17. Checking: Multiply them 13x17 = 221. So their product is 221. The only factors of 13 are 13 and 1. The only factors of 17 and 1. So they have only one common factor, namely 1. And since it is the ONLY common factor is has to be the GREATEST common factor. So 13 and 17 are the two prime numbers you were looking for. Edwin```