# Factors of 186 in pair

Factors of 186 in pair are (1, 186) , (2, 93) , (3, 62) and (6, 31)

#### How to find factors of a number in pair

 1.   Steps to find factors of 186 in pair 2.   What is factors of a number in pair? 3.   What are Factors? 4.   Frequently Asked Questions 5.   Examples of factors in pair

### Example: Find factors of 186 in pair

Factor Pair Pair Factorization
1 and 186 1 x 186 = 186
2 and 93 2 x 93 = 186
3 and 62 3 x 62 = 186
6 and 31 6 x 31 = 186

Since the product of two negative numbers gives a positive number, the product of the negative values of both the numbers in a pair factor will also give 186. They are called negative pair factors.

Hence, the negative pairs of 186 would be ( -1 , -186 ) .

#### Introduction to factor pairs

Factor pair in mathematics is defined as all factors of a given number which when written in pair and multiplied gives the original number. Every natural number is a product of atleast one factor pair. Eg- Factors of 186 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 31 , 62 , 93 , 186. So, factors of 186 in pair are (1,186), (2,93), (3,62), (6,31).

#### How can we define factors?

In mathematics a factor is a number which divides into another without leaving any remainder. Or we can say, any two numbers that multiply to give a product are both factors of that product. It can be both positive or negative.

#### Properties of Factors

• Each number is a factor of itself. Eg. 186 is a factor of itself.
• Every number other than 1 has at least two factors, namely the number itself and 1.
• Every factor of a number is an exact divisor of that number, example 1, 2, 3, 6, 31, 62, 93, 186 are exact divisors of 186.
• 1 is a factor of every number. Eg. 1 is a factor of 186.
• Every number is a factor of zero (0), since 186 x 0 = 0.

#### Steps to find Factors of 186

• Step 1. Find all the numbers that would divide 186 without leaving any remainder. Starting with the number 1 upto 93 (half of 186). The number 1 and the number itself are always factors of the given number.
186 ÷ 1 : Remainder = 0
186 ÷ 2 : Remainder = 0
186 ÷ 3 : Remainder = 0
186 ÷ 6 : Remainder = 0
186 ÷ 31 : Remainder = 0
186 ÷ 62 : Remainder = 0
186 ÷ 93 : Remainder = 0
186 ÷ 186 : Remainder = 0

Hence, Factors of 186 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 31, 62, 93, and 186

• Is 186 a composite number?

Yes 186 is a composite number.

• Is 186 a prime number?

No 186 is not a prime number.

• What is the mean of factors of 186?

Factors of 186 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 31 , 62 , 93 , 186. therefore mean of factors of 186 is (1 + 2 + 3 + 6 + 31 + 62 + 93 + 186) / 8 = 48.00.

• What do you mean by proper divisors?

A number x is said to be the proper divisor of y if it divides y completely, given that x is smaller than y.

• What do you mean by improper divisors?

An improper divisor of a number is the number itself apart from this any divisor of a given number is a proper divisor.

#### Examples of Factors

Ariel has been asked to write all factor pairs of 186 but she is finding it difficult. Can you help her find out?

Factors of 186 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 31, 62, 93, 186. So, factors of 186 in pair are (1,186), (2,93), (3,62), (6,31).

Sammy wants to write all the negative factors of 186 in pair, but don't know how to start. Help Sammy in writing all the factor pairs.

Negative factors of 186 are -1, -2, -3, -6, -31, -62, -93, -186. Hence, factors of 186 in pair are (-1,-186), (-2,-93), (-3,-62), (-6,-31).

Help Deep in writing the positive factors of 186 in pair and negative factor of 186 in pair.

Factors of 186 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 31, 62, 93, 186. Positive factors of 186 in pair are (1,186), (2,93), (3,62), (6,31). Negative factors of 186 in pair are (-1,-186), (-2,-93), (-3,-62), (-6,-31).

Find the product of all prime factors of 186.

Factors of 186 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 31, 62, 93, 186. Prime factors are 2, 3, 31. So, the product of all prime factors of 186 would be 2 x 3 x 31 = 186.

Can you help Sammy list the factors of 186 and also find the factor pairs?

Factors of 186 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 31, 62, 93, 186.
Factors of 186 in pair are (1,186), (2,93), (3,62), (6,31).

Help Diji in finding factors of 186 by Prime Factorization method and then sorting factors of 186 in pairs.

Prime factorization of 186 is 2 x 3 x 31. Factors of 186 in pair can be written as (1,186), (2,93), (3,62), (6,31).

Write the smallest prime factor of 186.

Smallest prime factor of 186 is 2.

Write the largest prime factor of 186.

Largest prime factor of 186 is 31.