Prime Factors of 240

240 is divisible by the prime number 2 which results in 120. The same step can be applied 3 more times and the resultant value will be 15. Continuing, the number 15 is divisible by prime number 3 and the result after division will be 5. The result 5 cannot be divided any further as it is a prime number. Hence the prime factors of 240 are 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5.

Prime Factors of 240
2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5
Prime Factor Tree of 240
  240     
     
2 120
     
2 60
     
2 30
     
2 15
     
3 5

240 is divisible by the prime number 2 which results in 120. The same step can be applied 3 more times and the resultant value will be 15. Continuing, the number 15 is divisible by prime number 3 and the result after division will be 5. The result 5 cannot be divided any further as it is a prime number. Hence the prime factors of 240 are 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5.


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