# Prime Factors of 2008

Prime Factors of 2008 are 2, 2, 2, and 251

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 2008 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 2008 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 2008 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 2008 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 2008 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 2008, which is 2. Divide 2008 by 2 to obtain the quotient (1004).
2008 ÷ 2 = 1004
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (1004).
1004 ÷ 2 = 502
502 ÷ 2 = 251
251 ÷ 251 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 2008 is, 2008 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 251.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 2008 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 2008 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 2008 is, 2008 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 251.

#### 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 2008 are 2 x 2 x 2 x 251.

#### 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 2008 but not a prime factor of 2008.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 2008?

Smallest prime factor of 2008 is 2.

• Is 2008 a perfect square?

No 2008 is not a perfect square.

• What is the prime factorization of 2008?

Prime factorization of 2008 is 2 x 2 x 2 x 251.

• What is prime factorization of 2008 in exponential form?

Prime factorization of 2008 in exponential form is 23 x 251.

• Is 2008 a prime number or a composite number?

2008 is a composite number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 2008?

The largest prime factor of 2008 is 251.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 2008?

Prime factors of 2008 are 2 x 2 x 2 x 251. Therefore, their product is 2008.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 2008?

Prime factors of 2008 are 2 , 2 , 2 , 251.

• Is there any even prime factor of 2008?

Yes there is a even prime factor of 2008.