# Prime Factors of 388

Prime Factors of 388 are 2, 2, and 97

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 388 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 388 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 388 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 388 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 388 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 388, which is 2. Divide 388 by 2 to obtain the quotient (194).
388 ÷ 2 = 194
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (194).
194 ÷ 2 = 97
97 ÷ 97 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 388 is, 388 = 2 x 2 x 97.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 388 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 388 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 388 is, 388 = 2 x 2 x 97.

#### What does Prime factor in mathematics mean?

Prime numbers, in mathematics are all those whole numbers greater than 1 having exactly two divisors that is 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 388 are 2 x 2 x 97.

#### 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 388 but not a prime factor of 388.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 388?

Smallest prime factor of 388 is 2.

• What is the prime factorization of 388?

Prime factorization of 388 is 2 x 2 x 97.

• What are the factors of 388?

Factors of 388 are 1 , 2 , 4 , 97 , 194 , 388.

• Is 388 a prime number or a composite number?

388 is a composite number.

• Is 388 a prime number?

false, 388 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 388?

The largest prime factor of 388 is 97.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 388?

Prime factors of 388 are 2 x 2 x 97. Therefore, their sum is 101.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 388?

Prime factors of 388 are 2 , 2 , 97.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 388?

Prime factors of 388 are 2 , 2 , 97, out of which 97 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 388 is 97 = 97.