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.


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