**The factors of the number 8 are 1, 2, 4 and 8.** Since the number is divisible by more than 1 and itself, it is not a prime number.

The number 8 is a rational, even and positive integer. It is also referred to as a composite number, or a nonprime, since it is divisible by factors other than 1 and itself. The number 8 also contains the factor pairs of 1 and 8 and 2 and 4. Another related characteristic of the factors of 8 is that its distinct prime factor is 2, which is the prime number that divides 8 evenly.