# What are the factors of 96?

The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 96 are the factors of 96. A factor is any number that can be divided into a given number; prime factors are the prime numbers that can be divided into a given number.

The number 96 has 12 factors:

• Every number has itself and 1 as a factor, so the first two factors of 96 are 1 and 96.
• 96 is an even number; therefore, 2 is a factor. If 96 is divided by 2, the result is 48. The factors are now 1, 2, 48 and 96.
• Ninety-six can be divided by 3, with a result of 32. The list is now 1, 2, 3, 32, 48 and 96.
• Four can also be divided evenly into 96, with a result of 24, extending the list of factors to 1, 2, 3, 4, 24, 32, 48 and 96.
• Since 96 does not end in a 0 or 5, it cannot be divided by 5. The next number to try is 6. It can be divided by 6, to get 8, which makes the list 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 96.
• The last number left to try is 7, which cannot divide evenly into 96. The list of factors is complete.
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