## How do you find prime factors of a number?

How to find Prime Factors of a number –

## What is the prime factor?

A factor that is a prime number. In other words: any of the prime numbers that can be multiplied to give the original number. Example: The prime factors of 15 are 3 and 5 (because 3×5=15, and 3 and 5 are prime numbers). See: Prime Number. Prime Factorization.

## What are the prime factors of 12?

Again, all the prime numbers you used to divide above are the Prime Factors of 12. Thus, the Prime Factors of 12 are: 2, 2, 3.

## What are prime factors of 24?

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- 24 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 24 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3, which can be written 24 = 2³ x 3.
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 3 and 1.
- Factors of 24: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24.
- Factor pairs: 24 = 1 x 24, 2 x 12, 3 x 8, or 4 x 6.

## What are the prime factors of 15?

15 is a composite number. 15 = 1 x 15 or 3 x 5. Factors of 15: 1, 3, 5, 15. Prime factorization: 15 = 3 x 5.

## What are all the prime factors of 72?

36 and 362=18 are also even so we have two more 2’s as prime factors. 182=9=3×3 Hence we have two 3’s as prime factors. The prime factorization for 72 is 2×2×2×3×3 .