# Prime Factors of 1959

Prime Factors of 1959 are 3 and 653

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 1959 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 1959 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 1959 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 1959 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 1959 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 1959, which is 3. Divide 1959 by 3 to obtain the quotient (653).
1959 ÷ 3 = 653
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (653).
653 ÷ 653 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 1959 is, 1959 = 3 x 653.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 1959 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 1959 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 1959 is, 1959 = 3 x 653.

#### 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 1959 are 3 x 653.

#### 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 1959 but not a prime factor of 1959.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 1959?

Smallest prime factor of 1959 is 3.

• What are the factors of 1959?

Factors of 1959 are 1 , 3 , 653 , 1959.

• What is prime factorization of 1959 in exponential form?

Prime factorization of 1959 in exponential form is 3 x 653.

• Is 1959 a prime number or a composite number?

1959 is a composite number.

• Is 1959 a prime number?

false, 1959 is not a prime number.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 1959?

Prime factors of 1959 are 3 x 653. Therefore, their sum is 656.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 1959?

Prime factors of 1959 are 3 x 653. Therefore, their product is 1959.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 1959?

Prime factors of 1959 are 3 , 653.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 1959?

Prime factors of 1959 are 3 , 653, out of which 3 , 653 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 1959 is 3 + 653 = 656.