The question says divisor (the number being divided) but in reality the divisor is “a number BY which another number is TO BE divided”. Seems like a minor mistake to me.

Thanks!

The question says divisor (the number being divided) but in reality the divisor is “a number BY which another number is TO BE divided”. Seems like a minor mistake to me.

Thanks!

I believe it is correct and I’ll show you with an example. If we start with two numbers, 36 and 24, we first do the following calculation:

36/24 → Remainder = 12

We then take the divisor from the original calculation (12) and that now becomes the dividend, and we do the following calculation:

24/12 → Remainder = 0

At this point we stop the process and we take the remainder before we got the zero remainder as the GCF.

I understand how the process works, thanks! My issue was that the question says that the divisor is the number being divided. However, like you said, it is the number BY which the dividend is to be divided. If the divisor was the number being divided it would just be the dividend.