PRIME FACTORS OF 48
The prime factors of 48 are 2 and 3.
Factor trees can be used to identify the prime factors of a number. The diagram below shows the factor tree of 48.
Prime factors are the numbers at the endpoints. For 48, these numbers are 2 and 3.
The prime factorization of 48 is 24 × 3.
48 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.