Find the greatest common factor of these two expressions

18v^7 u^6 and 27v^2 x^8 u^5

Find the greatest common factor of these two expressions

18v^7 u^6 and 27v^2 x^8 u^5

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18v^{7}u^{6} can be factored as 3^{2} x 2 x v^{7} x u^{6}

27v^{2}x^{8}u^{5} can be factored as 3^{3} x v^{2} x x^{8 } x u^{5}

Rmember that when you divide exponents you subtract one from the other.

Now we can see what they have in common: 3^{2}, v^{2}, and u^{5}.

The greatest common factor is 9v^{2}u^{5}.

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