## UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION: UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION OF 160

UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION OF 160

Upside-down division of 160 is shown below.

(160 = 25 × 5)

DESCRIPTIONS

• 160 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 160 is divided by 2 the result is 80. Write 80 under 160
• 80 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 80 is divided by 2 the result is 40. Write 40 under 80
• 40 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 40 is divided by 2 the result is 20. Write 20 under 40
• 20 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 20 is divided by 2 the result is 10. Write 10 under 20
• 10 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 10 is divided by 2 the result is 5. Write 5 under 10
• 5 is divisible by 5. Write 5 to the left. When 5 is divided by 5 the result is 1. Write 1 under 5

OTHER INFORMATION

• The prime factors of 160 are 2 and 5

• Prime factorization of 160 is as following.

• Without Exponents: 160 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 5

• With Exponents:160 = 25 × 5

## INFORMATION

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

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.