# Prime Factors of 492

Prime Factors of 492 are 2, 2, 3, and 41

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 492 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 492 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 492 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 492 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 492 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 492, which is 2. Divide 492 by 2 to obtain the quotient (246).
492 ÷ 2 = 246
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (246).
246 ÷ 2 = 123
123 ÷ 3 = 41
41 ÷ 41 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 492 is, 492 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 41.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 492 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 492 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 492 is, 492 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 41.

#### 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 492 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 41.

#### 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 492 but not a prime factor of 492.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 492?

Smallest prime factor of 492 is 2.

• What is the prime factorization of 492?

Prime factorization of 492 is 2 x 2 x 3 x 41.

• What are the factors of 492?

Factors of 492 are 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 12 , 41 , 82 , 123 , 164 , 246 , 492.

• Is 492 a prime number or a composite number?

492 is a composite number.

• Is 492 a prime number?

false, 492 is not a prime number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 492?

The largest prime factor of 492 is 41.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 492?

Prime factors of 492 are 2 x 2 x 3 x 41. Therefore, their sum is 48.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 492?

Prime factors of 492 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 41.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 492?

Prime factors of 492 are 2 , 2 , 3 , 41, out of which 3 , 41 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 492 is 3 + 41 = 44.