A: ### Quick Answer

**The factors of 32 are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32.** Factoring in mathematics is the process of disassembling a number or expression into constituent parts that, when multiplied, result in the original. In this case, 32 can be reached by multiplying 4 with 8, 2 with 16, and 1 with 32.

The most elementary method of factoring is to divide the original number sequentially by all whole numbers approaching it, including 1. All numbers, prime and composite, are divisible by 1 and themselves.

A person can determine the factors of 32 by making a list beginning with 1 and ending with 32 and attempting to divide 32 by the next whole number after 1, which is the number 2. The answer, 16, is another whole number. Therefore, 2 and 16 can be added to the list between 1 and 32. Dividing 32 by the number 3 reveals that the result is not a whole number, so that number and 3 should not be added to the list.

A person can continue this process step-by-step until the number 16 is reached again. Since there can never be a whole number factor between the original number and half the original number, there is no need to continue any further.

Learn more about NumbersSources:

- Q:
## What are the factors of 46?

A:The factors of 46 are 1, 2, 23 and 46, as well as -1, -2, -23 and -46. Factors are numbers that are multiplied to obtain another number. Negative numbers can also be factors, because a negative number times another negative number will produce a positive number.

Full Answer >Filed Under: - Q:
## What are some interesting facts about the number 30?

A:Some interesting facts about the number 30 are that it is an even number that has eight factors, of which three are the prime numbers 2, 3 and 5. The prime factorization of 30 is 2 x 3 x 5. There are only 4 months in the calendar year that have 30 days, which are June, April, September and November.

Full Answer >Filed Under: - Q:
## What is the prime factorization of 72?

A:

Full Answer >**The prime factorization of 72 is 2**The prime factorization of a number involves determining the factors of a number that are also prime numbers and multiply together to equal the original number.^{3x}3^{2}, or 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3.Filed Under: - Q:
## What does "prime" mean in math?

A:

Full Answer >**In mathematics, a prime number is any whole number greater than one that has no positive factors other than one and itself.**For example, the number 17 is prime, because its only factors are one and 17.Filed Under: