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 Greatest Common Factor (GCF):  The largest factor that two or more numbers have in common.
The greatest common factor can be used to determine how to combine and redistribute groups of items in equal amounts. For example, suppose a grocer receives a shipment of 48 bannanas and 28 apples. The greatest common factor of the two terms is 4. So, there are 4 groups of 12 banannas and 4 groups of 7 apples. This means that the grocer can create 4 equally sized fruit baskets, each with 12 bannanas and 7 apples.