# Prime Factors of 108

Prime Factors of 108 are 2, 2, 3, 3, and 3

#### How to find prime factors of a number

 1.   Prime Factorization of 108 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 108 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 108 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 108 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 108 by the smallest prime number, i.e., 2, 3, 5, and so on. Find the smallest prime factor of the number.
• Step 2. After finding the smallest prime factor of the number 108, which is 2. Divide 108 by 2 to obtain the quotient (54).
108 ÷ 2 = 54
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (54).
54 ÷ 2 = 27
27 ÷ 3 = 9
9 ÷ 3 = 3
3 ÷ 3 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 108 is, 108 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 108 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 108 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 108 is, 108 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3.

#### What does Prime factor in mathematics mean?

Prime numbers, in mathematics are all those whole numbers greater than 1 having exactly two divisors that is 1 and the number itself. When we express any number as the product of these prime numbers than these prime numbers become prime factors of that number. Eg- Prime Factors of 108 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3.

#### Properties of Prime Factors

• For any given number there is one and only one set of unique prime factors.
• Any number can have only 1 even prime factor and that is number 2.
• Two prime factors are always coprime to each other.
• 1 is the factor of any given number, but 1 is neither a prime number nor a composite number. So, 1 is the factor of 108 but not a prime factor of 108.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 108?

Smallest prime factor of 108 is 2.

• What is the prime factorization of 108?

Prime factorization of 108 is 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3.

• What are the factors of 108?

Factors of 108 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 9 , 12 , 18 , 27 , 36 , 54 , 108.

• Is 108 a prime number or a composite number?

108 is a composite number.

• Is 108 a prime number?

false, 108 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 108?

The largest prime factor of 108 is 3.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 108?

Prime factors of 108 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3. Therefore, their sum is 13.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 108?

Prime factors of 108 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 3 , 3.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 108?

Prime factors of 108 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 3 , 3, out of which 3 , 3 , 3 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 108 is 3 + 3 + 3 = 9.