## UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION: UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION OF 500 UPSIDE-DOWN DIVISION OF 500

Upside-down division of 500 is shown below.

(500 = 22 × 53) DESCRIPTIONS

• 500 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 500 is divided by 2 the result is 250. Write 250 under 500
• 250 is divisible by 2. Write 2 to the left. When 250 is divided by 2 the result is 125. Write 125 under 250
• 125 is divisible by 5. Write 5 to the left. When 125 is divided by 5 the result is 25. Write 25 under 125
• 25 is divisible by 5. Write 5 to the left. When 25 is divided by 5 the result is 5. Write 5 under 25
• 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 500 are 2 and 5

• Prime factorization of 500 is as following.

• Without Exponents: 500 = 2 × 2 × 5 × 5 × 5

• With Exponents:500 = 22 × 53

## 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.

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