# common factor

• May 9th 2008, 06:39 AM
merenwen
common factor
If a and b are prime numbers, what is the greatest common divisor of a4b2 and a3b3?

$a^{4}b^{2} = a*(a^{3}b^{2})$
$a^{3}b^{3} = (a^{3}b^{2})*b$