# Factors of 486 in pair

Factors of 486 in pair are (1, 486) , (2, 243) , (3, 162) , (6, 81) , (9, 54) and (18, 27)

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

 1.   Steps to find factors of 486 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 486 in pair

Factor Pair Pair Factorization
1 and 486 1 x 486 = 486
2 and 243 2 x 243 = 486
3 and 162 3 x 162 = 486
6 and 81 6 x 81 = 486
9 and 54 9 x 54 = 486
18 and 27 18 x 27 = 486

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 486. They are called negative pair factors.

Hence, the negative pairs of 486 would be ( -1 , -486 ) .

#### 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 486 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 9 , 18 , 27 , 54 , 81 , 162 , 243 , 486. So, factors of 486 in pair are (1,486), (2,243), (3,162), (6,81), (9,54), (18,27).

#### 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. 486 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, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486 are exact divisors of 486.
• 1 is a factor of every number. Eg. 1 is a factor of 486.
• Every number is a factor of zero (0), since 486 x 0 = 0.

#### Steps to find Factors of 486

• Step 1. Find all the numbers that would divide 486 without leaving any remainder. Starting with the number 1 upto 243 (half of 486). The number 1 and the number itself are always factors of the given number.
486 ÷ 1 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 2 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 3 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 6 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 9 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 18 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 27 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 54 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 81 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 162 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 243 : Remainder = 0
486 ÷ 486 : Remainder = 0

Hence, Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, and 486

• Is 486 a composite number?

Yes 486 is a composite number.

• Is 486 a prime number?

No 486 is not a prime number.

• What is the mean of factors of 486?

Factors of 486 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 9 , 18 , 27 , 54 , 81 , 162 , 243 , 486. therefore mean of factors of 486 is (1 + 2 + 3 + 6 + 9 + 18 + 27 + 54 + 81 + 162 + 243 + 486) / 12 = 91.00.

• 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

Can you help Rubel in arranging 486 blocks in order to form a rectangle in all possible ways? For arranging 486 blocks in order to form a rectangle in all possible ways we need to find factors of 486 in pair.

Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486. So, factors of 486 in pair are (1,486), (2,243), (3,162), (6,81), (9,54), (18,27).

Ariel has been asked to write all factor pairs of 486 but she is finding it difficult. Can you help her find out?

Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486. So, factors of 486 in pair are (1,486), (2,243), (3,162), (6,81), (9,54), (18,27).

How many total number of factors of 486 in pair are possible?

Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486. Hence, the factors of 486 in pair are (1,486), (2,243), (3,162), (6,81), (9,54), (18,27). Therefore, in total 6 pairs of factors are possible.

Sammy wants to write all the negative factors of 486 in pair, but don't know how to start. Help Sammy in writing all the factor pairs.

Negative factors of 486 are -1, -2, -3, -6, -9, -18, -27, -54, -81, -162, -243, -486. Hence, factors of 486 in pair are (-1,-486), (-2,-243), (-3,-162), (-6,-81), (-9,-54), (-18,-27).

Help Deep in writing the positive factors of 486 in pair and negative factor of 486 in pair.

Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486. Positive factors of 486 in pair are (1,486), (2,243), (3,162), (6,81), (9,54), (18,27). Negative factors of 486 in pair are (-1,-486), (-2,-243), (-3,-162), (-6,-81), (-9,-54), (-18,-27).

Find the product of all factors of 486.

Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486. So the product of all factors of 486 would be 1 x 2 x 3 x 6 x 9 x 18 x 27 x 54 x 81 x 162 x 243 x 486 = 13177032454057536.

A student has been assigned the following tasks by the teacher:
- Finding out all positive factors of 486.
- Writing all prime factors of 486.
- Writing all the possible factors of 486 in pair.
Help him in writing all these.

Positive factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486.
Prime factors of 486 are 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3.
Factors of 486 in pair are (1,486), (2,243), (3,162), (6,81), (9,54), (18,27).

Can you help Sammy list the factors of 486 and also find the factor pairs?

Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243, 486.
Factors of 486 in pair are (1,486), (2,243), (3,162), (6,81), (9,54), (18,27).