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Upside-Down Division of 12

**UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION OF 12**

Upside-down division of **12** is shown below.

(**12** = **2 ^{2}** ×

**DESCRIPTIONS**

**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

**12**are**2**and**3**Prime factorization of

**12**is as following.**Without Exponents:****12**=**2**×**2**×**3****With Exponents:****12**=**2**×^{2}**3**

The solution and descriptions above are generated by the upside-down division calculator. You can use the upside-down division calculator to see the upside-down division of other numbers.

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.

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Upside-Down Division of 12