# Prime Factors of 132

Prime Factors of 132 are 2, 2, 3, and 11

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 132 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 132 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 132 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 132 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 132 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 132, which is 2. Divide 132 by 2 to obtain the quotient (66).
132 ÷ 2 = 66
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (66).
66 ÷ 2 = 33
33 ÷ 3 = 11
11 ÷ 11 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 132 is, 132 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 11.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 132 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 132 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 132 is, 132 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 11.

#### How do you define Prime Factors of a number?

Prime numbers, in mathematics are all those natural numbers greater than 1 that have exactly 2 factors which are 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 132 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 11.

#### 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 132 but not a prime factor of 132.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 132?

Smallest prime factor of 132 is 2.

• What is the prime factorization of 132?

Prime factorization of 132 is 2 x 2 x 3 x 11.

• What are the factors of 132?

Factors of 132 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 11 , 12 , 22 , 33 , 44 , 66 , 132.

• Is 132 a prime number or a composite number?

132 is a composite number.

• Is 132 a prime number?

false, 132 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 132?

The largest prime factor of 132 is 11.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 132?

Prime factors of 132 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 11. Therefore, their sum is 18.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 132?

Prime factors of 132 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 11.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 132?

Prime factors of 132 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 11, out of which 3 , 11 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 132 is 3 + 11 = 14.