Q: What are the prime factors of the number 5,874,586?

 A: 2, 281, 10453

Why are those the prime factors of the number 5,874,586?

Prime factors are the prime numbers that can be multipled together to equal the original number. You find the factors by dividing by prime numbers. It is best shown by creating a Factor Tree.

Factor Tree for the number 5,874,586

5,874,586
Factor Arrows
22,937,293
Factor Arrows
28110,453

The numbers in bold above are the prime factors. If there are multiples, you only count them one time. This leads us to our prime factors of:

2, 281, 10453

We can check our work by multiplying all of the prime factors together: 2 x 281 x 10,453 = 5,874,586

This can also be written as 21 x 2811 x 10,4531 = 5,874,586

If you would like to know more, or need additional explanation, please review our prime factorization explanation.

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