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Find the greatest common factor of these two expressions


Find the greatest common factor of these two expressions

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

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18v7u6 can be factored as 32 x  2 x v7 x u6
 
27v2x8u5 can be factored as 33 x v2 x x x u5
 
Rmember that when you divide exponents you subtract one from the other.
 
Now we can see what they have in common: 32, v2, and u5.  
 
The greatest common factor is 9v2u5.