PRIME FACTORS OF 256
The only prime factor of 256 is 2.
Factor trees can be used to identify the prime factors of a number. The diagram below shows the factor tree of 256.
Prime factors are the numbers at the endpoints. For 256, the only factor is 2.
The prime factorization of 256 is 28.
256 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.