PRIME FACTORS OF 40
The prime factors of 40 are 2 and 5.
Factor trees can be used to identify the prime factors of a number. The diagram below shows the factor tree of 40.
Prime factors are the numbers at the endpoints. For 40, these numbers are 2 and 5.
The prime factorization of 40 is 23 × 5.
40 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.