All factors of 288

All factors of 288

**How many factors does 288 have?**

8 numbers will factor into 288. This means that there are 4 numbers 288 can be divided by completely, with no remainder.

**The factors of 288 include:**

1,2,157, 288.

**The factors of 288 in pairs include:**

1 and 288, 2 and 157.

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 288 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 288 composite?**

Yes, 288 is composite because many numbers besides 288 and 1 can be multiplied together to equal 288 (i.e. 2 and 157, etc.). 288 can be divided by numbers like 2, and 157 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 288?

I like to create a factor tree.

See the picture below for a factor tree of 288.

**Prime factorization of 288**

2 x 157 = 288

**Related Links:**

(26) Prime Factorization: Birthday cake method and Factor Tree Method - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7wJwktqvs

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