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Factoring is a method used to split a given number into numbers which can divide the given number by leaving a ‘0’ remainder. Factoring is a technique used even for simplifying a number and Factor Calculator is a great tool which can help us get the factors for any number.

**Example 1: Find the factors of the number 192.**

First split the number 192 to get the numbers which can multiply and give the final

answer as 192.

192 = 1 * 192

192 = 2 * 96

192 = 3 * 64

192 = 4 * 48

192 = 6 * 32

192 = 8 * 24

192 = 12 * 16

Now in the above list, since all these numbers which can perfectly multiply to give 192

are called factors of 192.

Hence factors of**192 = 1,2,3,4,6,8,12,16,24,32,48,64, 96 and 192.**

**Example: Find the prime factors of the number 150.**

answer as 192.

192 = 1 * 192

192 = 2 * 96

192 = 3 * 64

192 = 4 * 48

192 = 6 * 32

192 = 8 * 24

192 = 12 * 16

Now in the above list, since all these numbers which can perfectly multiply to give 192

are called factors of 192.

Hence factors of

Here we use the same above method of splitting but this time since we only need the

prime factors for 150; we split it in a little different way!

prime factors for 150; we split it in a little different way!

So 150 =

75 =

25 =

And then we are left with no more composite numbers.

So, the prime factors are the numbers which are highlighted **150 = 1 * 2* 3* 5* 5. **