Factors Of 24

Factors of 24 are the numbers, which gives the result as 24 when multiplied together in pair. You can also say, if any number divides number 24 and gives no remainder, then it is a factor. In the same way, we can find a list of factors of 36, 12, 18 and other composite numbers. Whereas the prime factors consist of only prime numbers. The multiples of 24 are extended times tables, such as, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168, 192, 216, 240, 264, 288, 312, 336, 360 and so on. We will find the factors of a number, 24, with the help of the multiplication method.Factors of 24

Factors of 24 in Pairs

We can find the factors of number 24 , by multiplying two numbers in a pair to get the original number as 24, such as;

1 × 24 = 24

2 × 12 = 24

3 × 8 = 24

4 × 6 = 24

Factors Of 24
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24

Prime Factorisation of 24

The number 24 is a composite number. Now let us find the prime factors of 24.

  • The first step is to divide the number 24 with the smallest prime factor, i.e. 2.

24 ÷ 2 = 12

Again, divide 12 by 2.

12 ÷ 2 = 6

6 ÷ 2 = 3

           Now, if we divide 3 by 2 we get a fraction number, which cannot be a factor.

  • Now, proceed to the next prime numbers, i.e. 3.

3 ÷ 3 = 1

  • We have received 1 at the end and further, we cannot proceed with the division method. So, the prime factorisation of 24 are 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 or 23 × 3, where 2 and 3 are the prime numbers.

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