The prime factors of a number are factors which are prime numbers. We can find the prime factors of a number by repetitive division or stacked division. To find the prime factorization of the number, we need to find the prime factors that when multiplied together gives the number.
Find the prime factors of 36.The following diagrams show Prime Factorization of a number using Factors Trees and using Repeated Division. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions of prime factorization.
The prime factors of 36 are 2 and 3.
We can write 36 as a product of prime factors: 2 × 2 × 3 × 3
To find prime factors using the repetitive division, it is advisable to start with a small prime factor and continue the process with bigger prime factors.Prime Factorization Using Stacked Division
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