# Prime Factors of 74

Prime Factors of 74 are 2 and 37

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 74 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 74 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 74 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 74 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 74 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 74, which is 2. Divide 74 by 2 to obtain the quotient (37).
74 ÷ 2 = 37
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (37).
37 ÷ 37 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 74 is, 74 = 2 x 37.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 74 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 74 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 74 is, 74 = 2 x 37.

#### 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 74 are 2 x 37.

#### 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 74 but not a prime factor of 74.

• Is 74 a prime number?

false, 74 is not a prime number.

• How to find prime factorization of 74 easily?

To find prime factorization of 74 easily you can refer to the steps given on this page step by step.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 74?

The largest prime factor of 74 is 37.

• What is the sum of all prime factors of 74?

Prime factors of 74 are 2 x 37. Therefore, their sum is 39.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 74?

Prime factors of 74 are 2 x 37. Therefore, their product is 74.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 74?

Prime factors of 74 are 2 , 37.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 74?

Prime factors of 74 are 2 , 37, out of which 37 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 74 is 37 = 37.

• Is there any even prime factor of 74?

Yes there is a even prime factor of 74.

• What is the product of all odd prime factors of 74?

Prime factors of 74 are 2 , 37, out of which 37 are odd numbers. So, the product of odd prime factors of 74 is 37 = 37.