Wikipedia logo.png
See also the Wikipedia article:

Prime factorization is the process of separating a composite number into its prime factors.

A prime factorization is equal to a number's prime factors multiplied to equal itself. For example,

24=12•2=6•2•2=3•2•2•2

3•2•2•2 is the prime factorization of 24, since the numbers multiply to 24, and are all prime numbers.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.