|Example: Find the HCF of 12a2b2, 16a3b2,
Solution: Break each monomials into the simplest numerical and literal factors.
12a2b2 = 2 * 2 * 3 * a * a * b * b
16a3b2 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * a * a * a * b * b
24a4b3c2 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 3 * a * a * a * a * b * b * b * c * c
Highest numerical factor that divides each monomial = 2 * 2 = 4
Highest literal factor that divides each monomial = a * a * b * b = a2 * b2
Therefore HCF of given terms = 4a2b2
Directions: Solve the following HCF problems. Also write at least 10 examples of your own.