# Prime Factors of 255

Prime Factors of 255 are 3, 5, and 17

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 255 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 255 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 255 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 255 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 255 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 255, which is 3. Divide 255 by 3 to obtain the quotient (85).
255 ÷ 3 = 85
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (85).
85 ÷ 5 = 17
17 ÷ 17 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 255 is, 255 = 3 x 5 x 17.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 255 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 255 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 255 is, 255 = 3 x 5 x 17.

#### Definition of Prime Factors?

In mathematics, prime numbers are defined as all those whole numbers greater than 1 that have only two factors, i.e. 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 255 are 3 x 5 x 17.

#### 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 255 but not a prime factor of 255.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 255?

Smallest prime factor of 255 is 3.

• What are the factors of 255?

Factors of 255 are 1 , 3 , 5 , 15 , 17 , 51 , 85 , 255.

• What is prime factorization of 255 in exponential form?

Prime factorization of 255 in exponential form is 3 x 5 x 17.

• Is 255 a prime number or a composite number?

255 is a composite number.

• Is 255 a prime number?

false, 255 is not a prime number.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 255?

Prime factors of 255 are 3 x 5 x 17. Therefore, their sum is 25.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 255?

Prime factors of 255 are 3 x 5 x 17. Therefore, their product is 255.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 255?

Prime factors of 255 are 3 , 5 , 17.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 255?

Prime factors of 255 are 3 , 5 , 17, out of which 3 , 5 , 17 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 255 is 3 + 5 + 17 = 25.