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Farmer Giles has a field 45 m x 60 m. He wishes to divide it into square yards of equal size. What is the biggest size the yards could be?

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Two things wrong with this problem. First, into how many parts does he want to divide the property (the trivial answer is one). Second does the problem actually ask you to convert m2 to yd2.
 
Considering this problem, I not too keen on Farmer Giles (or the text book!).
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I agree with the comment.  I'm assuming they mean sections, using yards can be confusing
 
At any rate, if we mean sections:
Factors of 45:1,3,5,9,15,45
Factors of 60:1,2,3,4,5,6,10,12,15,20,30,60
 
Greatest common factor is 15
 
So you can divide the field into sections of 3x15 and 4x15.  The biggest size of the yards would be 15*15 or 225 m2