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Factors of 32

Factors of 32 are basically the numbers that divide it evenly or exactly without leaving any remainder i.e if a number divides 32 with a remainder of zero, then that number is called a factor.

  • All Factors: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32
  • Prime Factors: 2
  • Factors in pairs: (1, 32), (2, 16), and (4, 8)

Now, let us see the prime factors and prime factorization of the number.

Prime Factorization of 32

Prime factorization is a method of “expressing” or finding the given number as the product of prime numbers. If a number occurs more than once in prime factorization, it is usually expressed in exponential form to make it more compact.

Here prime factorization comes out to be: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2

Prime Factorization of  32 by Upside-Down Division Method

Upside-Down Division is one of the techniques of Prime factorization used to find factors of numbers.

In this method, you will divide a given or “composite” number evenly by the several prime numbers(starting from the smallest) till it gets a prime number.

Upside down division method to find the factors of 32

It is called Upside-Down Division because the symbol is flipped upside down.

Here, 32 is an even number. So it is undoubtedly divisible by 2 with no remainder.

Thus we do 32÷ 2 = 16.  Now find the prime factors of the obtained quotient. 

Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 until we get a result of prime number as the quotient.

Here, 16 is the quotient. Now find the prime factor of 16

16÷ 2 = 8

Similarly 8÷ 2 = 4

4÷ 2 = 2. Here, 2 is the prime number.

So we can stop the process.

So, now the prime factorization of 32 with the upside-down division method is 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2.

Prime Factorization of 32 by Factor Tree Method

The Factor tree method is another technique for producing the prime factorization and all factors of a given number.

To use this method for a number x,

Firstly consider two factors say a,b of x such that a*b is equal to x and at least one of them (a, b) is a prime factor say a.

Then consider two factors of b say c, d such that again at least one of them is a prime factor. This process is repeated until both the factors are prime i.e if we get both the factors as prime at any step, we stop the process there.

Following is the factor tree of the given number.

Factor tree method to find prime factors of 32

Here we can get the prime factorisation of 32 as 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 and the prime factor is 2.

FAQs

What is the Greatest Common Factor of 32 and 14?

The factors of the given numbers respectively are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 1, 2, 7, 14.
[1, 2] are the common factors as we can see.
So, the greatest common factor or GCF is 2.

How Many Factors of 32 are also Factors of 20?

Since the factors of 32 are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, the factors of 20 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, and so on.
As a result, the common factors are [1, 2, 4].

What is the sum of all the Factors of 32?

The sum of all the factors is 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 + 32 = 63 or (2(5+1)– 1)/(2-1) = 64 -1 = 63

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