### Would you rather find all the factors of a number or find all the prime factors of a number?

Once all the prime factors of a number have been found, the number of factors the number has and what they are can be found. I'd be finding the prime factors first before finding all the factors of a number, so I'd rather find all the prime factors as it means I can stop before I have to do more work in finding all the factors.

### What the common factors of 24 32 and 40?

A simple way to find the common factors of any set of numbers is to find all the factors of each one. For example: Let A be all the factors of 24. Let B be all the factors of 32. Let C be all the factors of 40. A = {1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24} B = {1,2,4,8,16,32} C = {1,2,4,5,8,10,20,40} So now we find the intersection (that is all the numbers that are common in all of the…