One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The highest number that can be divided exactly into each of two or more numbers.‘6 is the highest common factor of 12 and 18’
- ‘3 is an element of both sets. It is the highest common factor of 9 and 12.’
- ‘Hudde gave an ingenious method to find multiple roots of an equation which is essentially the modern method of finding the highest common factor of a polynomial and its derivative.’
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