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Prime factors of a given number is expressing the given number as a product of all prime numbers.

To find its prime factors we divide the given number with the smallest prime number first.

24 ÷ 2 = 12; so, 24 = 12 * 2

Now 12 can be further divided by the prime number 2.

So here we have 12 ÷ 2 = 6. 24 = 2 * 2 * 6.

The number 6 can be further divided by 2.

So here we have 6 ÷ 2 = 3.

The number 3 itself is a prime number. So it cannot be further divided by another prime number.

To find its prime factors we divide the given number with the smallest prime number first.

Here 15 cannot be divided by 2, so the next prime number 3 can be used for factorization.

So here we have 15 ÷ 3 = 5.

The number 5 itself is a prime number. So it cannot be further divided by another prime number.

Prime number is a number which has no other factors other than one and itself. Examples of prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29……..

Prime factors of a given number is expressing the given number as a product of all prime numbers.

To find its prime factors we divide the given number with the smallest prime number first.

24 ÷ 2 = 12; so, 24 = 12 * 2

Now 12 can be further divided by the prime number 2.

So here we have 12 ÷ 2 = 6. 24 = 2 * 2 * 6.

The number 6 can be further divided by 2.

So here we have 6 ÷ 2 = 3.

The number 3 itself is a prime number. So it cannot be further divided by another prime number.

To find its prime factors we divide the given number with the smallest prime number first.

Here 15 cannot be divided by 2, so the next prime number 3 can be used for factorization.

So here we have 15 ÷ 3 = 5.

The number 5 itself is a prime number. So it cannot be further divided by another prime number.