# Prime Factors of 11979

Prime Factors of 11979 are 3, 3, 11, 11, and 11

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 11979 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 11979 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 11979 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 11979 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 11979 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 11979, which is 3. Divide 11979 by 3 to obtain the quotient (3993).
11979 ÷ 3 = 3993
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (3993).
3993 ÷ 3 = 1331
1331 ÷ 11 = 121
121 ÷ 11 = 11
11 ÷ 11 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 11979 is, 11979 = 3 x 3 x 11 x 11 x 11.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 11979 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 11979 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 11979 is, 11979 = 3 x 3 x 11 x 11 x 11.

#### What does Prime factor of a number mean?

A prime number in mathematics is defined as any natural number greater than 1, that is not divisible by any number except 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 11979 are 3 x 3 x 11 x 11 x 11.

#### Properties of Prime Factors

• For any given number there is one and only one set of unique prime factors.
• 2 is the only even prime number. So, any given number can have only one even prime factor and that is 2.
• Two prime factors of a given number are always coprime to each other.
• 1 is neither a prime number nor a composite number and also 1 is the factor of every given number. So, 1 is the factor of 11979 but not a prime factor of 11979.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 11979?

Smallest prime factor of 11979 is 3.

• Is 11979 a perfect square?

No 11979 is not a perfect square.

• What is the prime factorization of 11979?

Prime factorization of 11979 is 3 x 3 x 11 x 11 x 11.

• What is prime factorization of 11979 in exponential form?

Prime factorization of 11979 in exponential form is 32 x 113.

• Is 11979 a prime number?

false, 11979 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 11979?

The largest prime factor of 11979 is 11.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 11979?

Prime factors of 11979 are 3 x 3 x 11 x 11 x 11. Therefore, their product is 11979.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 11979?

Prime factors of 11979 are 3 , 3 , 11 , 11 , 11, out of which 3 , 3 , 11 , 11 , 11 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 11979 is 3 + 3 + 11 + 11 + 11 = 39.

• What is the product of all odd prime factors of 11979?

Prime factors of 11979 are 3 , 3 , 11 , 11 , 11, out of which 3 , 3 , 11 , 11 , 11 are odd numbers. So, the product of odd prime factors of 11979 is 3 x 3 x 11 x 11 x 11 = 11979.