Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.1 Number Theory: Prime and Composite Numbers - Exercise Set 5.1: 53

Answer

The greatest common divisor of the two numbers is $38$.

Work Step by Step

Factor each number to obtain: $342=2(171)=2(3)(57)=2(3)(3)(19) \\380=10(38)=2(5)(2)(19)$ Thus, the greatest common divisor of the two numbers is $2(19)=38$.
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