# Prime Factors of 342

Prime Factors of 342 are 2, 3, 3, and 19

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 342 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 342 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 342 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 342 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 342 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 342, which is 2. Divide 342 by 2 to obtain the quotient (171).
342 ÷ 2 = 171
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (171).
171 ÷ 3 = 57
57 ÷ 3 = 19
19 ÷ 19 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 342 is, 342 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 19.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 342 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 342 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 342 is, 342 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 19.

#### 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 342 are 2 x 3 x 3 x 19.

#### 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 342 but not a prime factor of 342.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 342?

Smallest prime factor of 342 is 2.

• Is 342 a perfect square?

No 342 is not a perfect square.

• What is the prime factorization of 342?

Prime factorization of 342 is 2 x 3 x 3 x 19.

• What are the factors of 342?

Factors of 342 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 9 , 18 , 19 , 38 , 57 , 114 , 171 , 342.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 342?

Prime factors of 342 are 2 x 3 x 3 x 19. Therefore, their product is 342.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 342?

Prime factors of 342 are 2 , 3 , 3 , 19.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 342?

Prime factors of 342 are 2 , 3 , 3 , 19, out of which 3 , 3 , 19 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 342 is 3 + 3 + 19 = 25.

• Is there any even prime factor of 342?

Yes there is a even prime factor of 342.

• What is the product of all odd prime factors of 342?

Prime factors of 342 are 2 , 3 , 3 , 19, out of which 3 , 3 , 19 are odd numbers. So, the product of odd prime factors of 342 is 3 x 3 x 19 = 171.