## TOOL: UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION CALCULATOR

The calculator below uses the upside-down division algorithm to calculate the prime factors of an entered number. If you are looking for the GCF calculator using the upside-down division algorithm, please click here.

#### UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION CALCULATOR

Enter a whole number greater than 1. RESULT

Upside-down division of 24 is shown below.

(24 = 23 × 3)

(Alternatively, prime factorization of 24 can be found by using the factorization tree.) DESCRIPTIONS

• 24 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 24 is divided by 2 the result is 12. Write 12 under 24
• 12 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 12 is divided by 2 the result is 6. Write 6 under 12
• 6 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 6 is divided by 2 the result is 3. Write 3 under 6
• 3 is divisible by 3. Write 3 to the left. When 3 is divided by 3 the result is 1. Write 1 under 3 OTHER INFORMATION

• The prime factors of 24 are 2 and 3

• Prime factorization of 24 is as following.

• Without Exponents: 24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3

• With Exponents:24 = 23 × 3

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## INFORMATION

### UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION

Upside-down division is a method used to find the prime factors and prime factorization of a number. In this method, we draw a rectangular line and write the number on the RHS. Then we try to find a prime number that divides the number on the right. Once we find such a prime number, we write it on the left. We make the division and write the result under the number. on the RHS and continue the algorithm until we reach 1 on the RHS.

The numbers on the LHS are the prime factors. The prime factorization can be found by multiplying those prime numbers.

### WHAT IS UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION CALCULATOR?

Upside-down division calculator,

• Constructs the upside-down division of a given number,
• Graphically illustrates the result,
• Describes every step in the method,
• Computes the prime factors of the given number and
• Find the prime factorization of that number with and without exponents.

### HOW TO USE THE UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION CALCULATOR?

You can use the upside-down division calculator in two ways.

• #### USER INPUTS You can enter a whole number to the input box and click on the "CALCULATE" button. The result and explanations appaer below the calculator

• #### RANDOM INPUTS You can click on the DIE ICON next to the input box. If you use this property, a random number is generated and entered to the calculator, automatically. You can see the result and explanations below the calculator. You can create your own examples and practice using this property.

• #### CLEARING THE INPUT BOX To check the upside-down division of another number you can clear the input box by clicking on the CLEAR button under the input box.

• You can copy the generated solution by clicking on the "Copy Text" link, appaers under the solution panel.

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