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68 prime factorization

What is the prime factorization of 68? What is the prime factorization of 68 using exponents?

Find the prime factorization of 68

68 is divisible by 2:

68 ÷ 2 = 34

See Divisibility criteria for 2.

2 is a prime number.

34 is not a prime number.

See Prime numbers 1 through 50.

The prime factorization of 34 is

34 = 2 * 17

See The prime factorization of 34.

Therefore, the prime factorization of 68 is

68 =
2 * 2 * 17

The prime factorization of 68 using exponents

68 = 22 * 17

So, the prime factors of 68 are

2, 2, 17