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252 prime factorization

What is the prime factorization of 252?

Find the prime factorization of 252

252 is divisible by 4:

252 ÷ 4 = 63

Neither 4 nor 63 are prime numbers.

See Prime numbers 1 through 100.

The prime factorization of 4 is

4 = 2 * 2

The prime factorization of 63 is

63 = 3 * 3 * 7

See 63 prime factorization.

Therefore, the prime factorization of 252 is

252 =
2 * 2 * 3 * 3 * 7

The prime factorization of 252 using exponents

252 = 22 * 32 * 7

So, the prime factors of 252 are

2, 2, 3, 3, 7