# Prime Factors of 372

Prime Factors of 372 are 2, 2, 3, and 31

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 372 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 372 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 372 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 372 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 372 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 372, which is 2. Divide 372 by 2 to obtain the quotient (186).
372 ÷ 2 = 186
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (186).
186 ÷ 2 = 93
93 ÷ 3 = 31
31 ÷ 31 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 372 is, 372 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 31.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 372 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 372 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 372 is, 372 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 31.

#### 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 372 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 31.

#### 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 372 but not a prime factor of 372.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 372?

Smallest prime factor of 372 is 2.

• What is the prime factorization of 372?

Prime factorization of 372 is 2 x 2 x 3 x 31.

• What are the factors of 372?

Factors of 372 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 12 , 31 , 62 , 93 , 124 , 186 , 372.

• Is 372 a prime number or a composite number?

372 is a composite number.

• Is 372 a prime number?

false, 372 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 372?

The largest prime factor of 372 is 31.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 372?

Prime factors of 372 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 31. Therefore, their sum is 38.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 372?

Prime factors of 372 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 31.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 372?

Prime factors of 372 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 31, out of which 3 , 31 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 372 is 3 + 31 = 34.