# Prime Factors of 237

Prime Factors of 237 are 3 and 79

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 237 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 237 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 237 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 237 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 237 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 237, which is 3. Divide 237 by 3 to obtain the quotient (79).
237 ÷ 3 = 79
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (79).
79 ÷ 79 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 237 is, 237 = 3 x 79.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 237 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 237 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 237 is, 237 = 3 x 79.

#### 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 237 are 3 x 79.

#### Properties of Prime Factors

• Prime factors are the set of factors that are unique to the number given.
• 2 is the only even prime factor any number can have.
• Two prime factors 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 237 but not a prime factor of 237.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 237?

Smallest prime factor of 237 is 3.

• Is 237 a perfect square?

No 237 is not a perfect square.

• What is the prime factorization of 237?

Prime factorization of 237 is 3 x 79.

• What are the factors of 237?

Factors of 237 are 1 , 3 , 79 , 237.

• What is prime factorization of 237 in exponential form?

Prime factorization of 237 in exponential form is 3 x 79.

• Is 237 a prime number or a composite number?

237 is a composite number.

• Is 237 a prime number?

false, 237 is not a prime number.

• How to find prime factorization of 237 easily?

To find prime factorization of 237 easily you can refer to the steps given on this page step by step.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 237?

The largest prime factor of 237 is 79.