# Prime Factors of 212

Prime Factors of 212 are 2, 2, and 53

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 212 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 212 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 212 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 212 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 212 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 212, which is 2. Divide 212 by 2 to obtain the quotient (106).
212 ÷ 2 = 106
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (106).
106 ÷ 2 = 53
53 ÷ 53 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 212 is, 212 = 2 x 2 x 53.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 212 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 212 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 212 is, 212 = 2 x 2 x 53.

#### 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 212 are 2 x 2 x 53.

#### 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 212 but not a prime factor of 212.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 212?

Smallest prime factor of 212 is 2.

• What is the prime factorization of 212?

Prime factorization of 212 is 2 x 2 x 53.

• What are the factors of 212?

Factors of 212 are 1 , 2 , 4 , 53 , 106 , 212.

• Is 212 a prime number or a composite number?

212 is a composite number.

• Is 212 a prime number?

false, 212 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 212?

The largest prime factor of 212 is 53.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 212?

Prime factors of 212 are 2 x 2 x 53. Therefore, their sum is 57.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 212?

Prime factors of 212 are 2 , 2 , 53.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 212?

Prime factors of 212 are 2 , 2 , 53, out of which 53 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 212 is 53 = 53.