# Q: What are the factor combinations of the number 542,158?

A:

Positive:
1 x 5421582 x 271079

Negative:
-1 x -542158-2 x -271079

A:

Positive:
1 x 5421582 x 271079

Negative:
-1 x -542158-2 x -271079

Unfortunately, there's not simple formula to identifying all of the factors of a number and it can be a tedious process when trying to identify the divisors of larger numbers. To find the factor combinations of the number 542,158, it is easier to work with a table - it's called factoring from the outside in.

We start by creating a table and writing 1 on the left side and then the number we're trying to find the factors for on the right side in a table. Then, below that, write the numbers as a negative as well.

1 | 542,158 | |

-1 | -542,158 |

When you multiply two negative numbers together, you get a positive number. That means both the positive and negative numbers are factors of 542,158.

Example:

1 x 542,158 = 542,158

and

-1 x -542,158 = 542,158

Notice both answers equal 542,158

With that explanation out of the way, let's continue. Next, we take the number 542,158 and divide it by 2:

542,158 ÷ 2 = 271,079

If the quotient is a whole number, then 2 and 271,079 are factors. In this case, the quotient is a whole number. Write them in the table inside the other two factors like the below example. Don't forget to write the negative numbers too!

Here is what our table should look like at this step:

1 | 2 | 271,079 | 542,158 | |

-1 | -2 | -271,079 | -542,158 |

Now, we try dividing 542,158 by 3:

542,158 ÷ 3 = 180,719.3333

If the quotient is a whole number, then 3 and 180,719.3333 are factors. In this case, the quotient is not a whole number. Don't write anything down and try the next divisor.

Here is what our table should look like at this step:

1 | 2 | 271,079 | 542,158 | |

-1 | -2 | -271,079 | -542,158 |

Let's try dividing by 4:

542,158 ÷ 4 = 135,539.5

If the quotient is a whole number, then 4 and 135,539.5 are factors. In this case, the quotient is not a whole number. Don't write anything down and try the next divisor.

Here is what our table should look like at this step:

1 | 2 | 271,079 | 542,158 | |

-1 | -2 | -271,079 | 542,158 |

Keep dividing by the next highest number until you cannot divide anymore.

If you did it right, you will end up with this table:

1 | 2 | 271,079 | 542,158 |

-1 | -2 | -271,079 | -542,158 |

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