# All factors of 196

How many factors does 196 have?

9 numbers will factor into 196. This means that there are 9 numbers 196 can be evenly divided by completely, with no remainder.

The factors of 196 include:

1, 2, 4, 7, 14, 28, 49, 98, and 196.

The factors of 196 in pairs include:

1 and 196, 2 and 98, 4 and 49, 7 and 28, and 14 and 14.

Remember that a prime number is a number greater than 1 that can only be evenly divided by itself and 1. For example, 5 is a prime number.

Is 196 a prime number?

No, because it can be evenly divided by numbers other than itself and 1.

A composite number can be divided by numbers other than itself and 1 exactly (no remainder). To put it another way, numbers besides 1 and the number itself can be multiplied together to equal that number.

Is 196 composite?

Yes, 196 is composite because many numbers besides 196 and 1 can be multiplied together to equal 196 (i.e. 2 and 98, 4 and 49, 14 and 14, etc.). 196 can be divided by numbers like 2, 98, and 14 with no remainder.

What is the prime factorization of a number? The prime factorization of a number is the process of finding all the prime factors that multiply together to equal a given number.

For instance, the prime factorization of 12 is 2 x 2 x 3 = 12.

How can we find the prime factorization of 196?

I like to create a factor tree.

See the picture below for a factor tree of 196.

Prime factorization of 196

2 x 2 x 7 x 7 = 196

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