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32 prime factorization

What is the prime factorization of 32?

Find the prime factorization of 32

32 is divisible by 4:

32 ÷ 4 = 8

Neither 4 nor 8 are prime numbers.

See Prime numbers 1 through 20.

The prime factorization of 4 is

4 = 2 * 2

2 is a prime number.

The prime factorization of 8 is

8 = 2 * 4 =
2 * 2 * 2

Therefore, the prime factorization of 32 is

32 =
2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2

The prime factorization of 32 using exponents

32 = 25

So, the prime factors of 32 are

2, 2, 2, 2, 2