# Prime Factors of 9

Prime Factors of 9 are 3 and 3

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 9 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 9 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 9 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 9 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 9 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 9, which is 3. Divide 9 by 3 to obtain the quotient (3).
9 ÷ 3 = 3
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (3).
3 ÷ 3 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 9 is, 9 = 3 x 3.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 9 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 9 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 9 is, 9 = 3 x 3.

#### 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 9 are 3 x 3.

#### Properties of Prime Factors

• Prime factors are the set of factors that are unique to the number given.
• 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 9 but not a prime factor of 9.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 9?

Smallest prime factor of 9 is 3.

• What is the prime factorization of 9?

Prime factorization of 9 is 3 x 3.

• What is prime factorization of 9 in exponential form?

Prime factorization of 9 in exponential form is 32.

• Is 9 a prime number or a composite number?

9 is a composite number.

• Is 9 a prime number?

false, 9 is not a prime number.

• How to find prime factorization of 9 easily?

To find prime factorization of 9 easily you can refer to the steps given on this page step by step.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 9?

The largest prime factor of 9 is 3.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 9?

Prime factors of 9 are 3 x 3. Therefore, their product is 9.

• What is the sum of all odd prime factors of 9?

Prime factors of 9 are 3 , 3, out of which 3 , 3 are odd numbers. So, the sum of odd prime factors of 9 is 3 + 3 = 6.