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196 prime factorization

What is the prime factorization of 196?

Find the prime factorization of 196

196 is divisible by 4:

196 ÷ 4 = 49

Neither 4 nor 49 are prime numbers.

See Prime numbers 1 through 50.

The prime factorization of 4 is

4 = 2 * 2

The prime factorization of 49 is

49 = 7 * 7

Therefore, the prime factorization of 196 is

196 =
2 * 2 * 7 * 7

The prime factorization of 196 using exponents

196 = 22 * 72

So, the prime factors of 196 are

2, 2, 7, 7