PRIME FACTORS OF 196
The prime factors of 196 are 2 and 7.
Factor trees can be used to identify the prime factors of a number. The diagram below shows the factor tree of 196.
Prime factors are the numbers at the endpoints. For 196, these numbers are 2 and 7.
The prime factorization of 196 is 22 × 72.
196 is a composite number.
A prime factor is a factor that is prime. Prime factors can be identified by checking the endpoints of a factor tree.