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Find the HCF of
(i) two prime numbers
(ii) two consecutive numbers
(iii) two co-primes
(iv) 2 and an even number


Solution

(i) 2 and 3 are two prime numbers.
Now, HCF of 2 and 3 is as follows:
2 = 2 × 1
3 = 3 × 1
∴ HCF = 1

(ii) 4 and 5 are two consecutive numbers.
Now, HCF of 4 and 5 is as follows:
4 = 2 × 2 × 1 = 22 × 1
5 = 5 × 1
∴ HCF = 1

(iii) 2 and 3 are two co-primes.
Now, HCF of 2 and 3 is as follows:
2 = 2 × 1
3 = 3 × 1
∴ HCF = 1

(iv) 2 and 4 are two even numbers.
Now, HCF of 2 and 4 is as follows:​
  2 = 2 × 1
  4 = 2 × 2 × 1 
HCF = 2 × 1 = 2

Mathematics
RS Aggrawal (2020, 2021)
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