What is the list of factors in a multiplication table for the number 16?
1 x 16
2 x 8
4 x 4
List each prime factor in a multiplication statement, then raise them to a power however many times are necessary to make the number. E.g. the prime factors of 120 are 2, 3 and 5. Listing these in a multiplication statement is 2 x 3 x 5. Giving each a power so the product will equal the number makes the statement 23 x 3 x 5.
What is the difference between finding the factors of a number and finding the prime factors of a number?
If you need the list of factors of a number, which we'll call ' N ' : -- Start counting, beginning at 1. -- For each number, ask yourself, "Is this a factor of ' N ' ?" -- If the answer is "Yes", then write the number down. If the answer is "No", then don't. -- You may stop counting when you pass 1/2 of ' N '. At the bottom of your list…