# Prime Factors of 968

Prime Factors of 968 are 2, 2, 2, 11, and 11

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

 1.   Prime Factorization of 968 by Division Method 2.   Prime Factorization of 968 by Factor Tree Method 3.   Definition of Prime Factors 4.   Frequently Asked Questions

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 968 by Division Method

To find the primefactors of 968 using the division method, follow these steps:

• Step 1. Start dividing 968 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 968, which is 2. Divide 968 by 2 to obtain the quotient (484).
968 ÷ 2 = 484
• Step 3. Repeat step 1 with the obtained quotient (484).
484 ÷ 2 = 242
242 ÷ 2 = 121
121 ÷ 11 = 11
11 ÷ 11 = 1

So, the prime factorization of 968 is, 968 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 11 x 11.

#### Steps to find Prime Factors of 968 by Factor Tree Method

We can follow the same procedure using the factor tree of 968 as shown below:

So, the prime factorization of 968 is, 968 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 11 x 11.

#### 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 968 are 2 x 2 x 2 x 11 x 11.

#### 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 968 but not a prime factor of 968.

• Which is the smallest prime factor of 968?

Smallest prime factor of 968 is 2.

• Is 968 a perfect square?

No 968 is not a perfect square.

• What is the prime factorization of 968?

Prime factorization of 968 is 2 x 2 x 2 x 11 x 11.

• What is prime factorization of 968 in exponential form?

Prime factorization of 968 in exponential form is 23 x 112.

• Is 968 a prime number or a composite number?

968 is a composite number.

• Which is the largest prime factors of 968?

The largest prime factor of 968 is 11.

• What is the product of all prime factors of 968?

Prime factors of 968 are 2 x 2 x 2 x 11 x 11. Therefore, their product is 968.

• What numbers are the prime factors of 968?

Prime factors of 968 are 2 , 2 , 2 , 11 , 11.

• Is there any even prime factor of 968?

Yes there is a even prime factor of 968.