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42 prime factorization

What is the prime factorization of 42?

Find the prime factorization of 42

42 is divisible by 6:

42 ÷ 6 = 7

7 is a prime number.

6 is not a prime number.

See Prime numbers 1 through 20.

The prime factorization of 6 is

6 = 2 * 3

Both 2 and 3 are prime numbers.

Therefore, the prime factorization of 42 is

42 = 2 * 3 * 7

So, the prime factors of 42 are

2, 3, 7