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60 prime factorization

What is the prime factorization of 60?

Find the prime factorization of 60

60 is divisible by 10:

60 ÷ 10 = 6

See Divisibility criteria for 10.

Neither 6 nor 10 are prime numbers.

See Prime numbers 1 through 30.

The prime factorization of 6 is

6 = 2 * 3

The prime factorization of 10 is

10 = 2 * 5

Therefore, the prime factorization of 60 is

60 = 2 * 3 * 2 * 5 =
2 * 2 * 3 * 5

The prime factorization of 60 using exponents

60 = 22 * 3 * 5

So, the prime factors of 60 are

2, 2, 3, 5