# Prime Factors of 972

972 is divisible by the prime number 2 which results in 486. The same step can be applied 1 more time and the resultant value will be 243. Continuing, the number 243 is divisible by prime number 3 and the result after division will be 81. The same step can be applied 3 more times and the resultant value will be 3. The result 3 cannot be divided any further as it is a prime number. Hence the prime factors of 972 are 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3.

Prime Factors of 972
2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3
Prime Factor Tree of 972
 972  2 486  2 243  3 81  3 27  3 9  3 3

972 is divisible by the prime number 2 which results in 486. The same step can be applied 1 more time and the resultant value will be 243. Continuing, the number 243 is divisible by prime number 3 and the result after division will be 81. The same step can be applied 3 more times and the resultant value will be 3. The result 3 cannot be divided any further as it is a prime number. Hence the prime factors of 972 are 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3.