# Prime Factors of 284

Prime Factors of 284 are 2, 2, and 71

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 284 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 284 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 284 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 284 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 284 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 284, which is 2. Divide 284 by 2 to obtain the quotient (142).
284 ÷ 2 = 142
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (142).
142 ÷ 2 = 71
71 ÷ 71 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 284 is, 284 = 2 x 2 x 71.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 284 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 284 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 284 is, 284 = 2 x 2 x 71.

#### What does Prime factor of a number mean?

A prime number in mathematics is defined as any natural number greater than 1, that is not divisible by any number except 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 284 are 2 x 2 x 71.

#### 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 284 but not a prime factor of 284.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 284?

Smallest prime factor of 284 is 2.

• What is the prime factorization of 284?

Prime factorization of 284 is 2 x 2 x 71.

• What are the factors of 284?

Factors of 284 are 1 , 2 , 4 , 71 , 142 , 284.

• Is 284 a prime number or a composite number?

284 is a composite number.

• Is 284 a prime number?

false, 284 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 284?

The largest prime factor of 284 is 71.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 284?

Prime factors of 284 are 2 x 2 x 71. Therefore, their sum is 75.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 284?

Prime factors of 284 are 2 , 2 , 71.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 284?

Prime factors of 284 are 2 , 2 , 71, out of which 71 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 284 is 71 = 71.