# Prime Factors of 246

Prime Factors of 246 are 2, 3, and 41

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 246 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 246 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 246 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 246 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 246 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 246, which is 2. Divide 246 by 2 to obtain the quotient (123).
246 ÷ 2 = 123
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (123).
123 ÷ 3 = 41
41 ÷ 41 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 246 is, 246 = 2 x 3 x 41.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 246 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 246 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 246 is, 246 = 2 x 3 x 41.

#### Introduction to Prime Factors?

In mathematics, prime numbers are defined as all those natural numbers greater than 1 that has only two divisors one being number 1 and the other being the number itself. When we express any number as the products of these prime numbers than these prime numbers become prime factors of that number. Eg- Prime Factors of 246 are 2 x 3 x 41.

#### Properties of Prime Factors

• Two prime factors of a given number are always coprime to each other.
• 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 246 but not a prime factor of 246.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 246?

Smallest prime factor of 246 is 2.

• Is 246 a perfect square?

No 246 is not a perfect square.

• What is the prime factorization of 246?

Prime factorization of 246 is 2 x 3 x 41.

• What are the factors of 246?

Factors of 246 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 41 , 82 , 123 , 246.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 246?

Prime factors of 246 are 2 x 3 x 41. Therefore, their product is 246.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 246?

Prime factors of 246 are 2 , 3 , 41.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 246?

Prime factors of 246 are 2 , 3 , 41, out of which 3 , 41 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 246 is 3 + 41 = 44.

• Is there any even prime factor of 246?

Yes there is a even prime factor of 246.

• What is the product of all odd prime factors of 246?

Prime factors of 246 are 2 , 3 , 41, out of which 3 , 41 are odd numbers. So, the product of odd prime factors of 246 is 3 x 41 = 123.