The two numbers which gets multiplied and produce the result as 17, then these numbers are the factors of 17.
These numbers can be positive or negative but shall not be in decimal form or fractions. Let’s take an example to understand this concept. The factor pairs for number 31 will be
(1, 31) (-1, -31)
When we multiply the factors (1, 31) we get the number 31.
In the same way, even when we multiply the two negative factors(-1, -31) then we get the number 31 only.
So, we can say that both positive and negative factors pairs of 31 are the factors of 31. We will use the same factorization method to find the factors and multiples of 17.
In this method we need to first consider the number itself and one as the factors, so 17 and 1 is the factors of 17 and then keep finding the factors of 17 which shall give us the number 17.
Pair Factors of 17
To find the pair factors of 17, multiply the 2 no.s in a pair to have the original numbers as 17, such numbers are as follows:
These above are the positive pair factors for 17.
Prime Factors of 17
These are the negative pair factors for 17.
Factor of 17 in pairs
(1, 17) are the factors of 17 as 1 x 17 is 17.
(17,1) are the factors of 17 as 17 x 1 is 17.
So the factors of 17 are 1, 17
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