875: All the proper, improper and prime factors (divisors) of number

The fastest way to find all the factors (divisors) of 875: 1) Build its prime factorization & 2) Try out all the combinations of the prime factors that give different results

Note:

Factor of a number A: a number B that when multiplied with another C produces the given number A. Both B and C are factors of A.



Integer prime factorization:

Prime Factorization of a number: finding the prime numbers that multiply together to make that number.


875 = 53 × 7;
875 is not a prime, is a composite number;


* Positive integers that are only dividing by themselves and 1 are called prime numbers. A prime number has only two factors: 1 and itself.
* A composite number is a positive integer that has at least one factor (divisor) other than 1 and itself.




How to find all the factors (divisors) of the number?

875 = 53 × 7


Get all the combinations (multiplications) of the prime factors of the number that give different results.


When combining the prime factors also consider their exponents.


Also add 1 to the list of factors (divisors). Any number is divisible by 1.


All the factors (divisors) are listed below, in ascending order.



Factors (divisors) list:

neither a prime nor a composite = 1
prime factor = 5
prime factor = 7
52 = 25
5 × 7 = 35
53 = 125
52 × 7 = 175
53 × 7 = 875

Final answer:

875 has 8 factors:
1; 5; 7; 25; 35; 125; 175 and 875
out of which 2 prime factors: 5 and 7
875 (some consider that 1 too) is an improper factor (divisor), the others are proper factors (divisors).

The key to find the divisors of a number is to build its prime factorization.


Then determine all the different combinations (multiplications) of the prime factors, and their exponents, if any.



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If "t" is a factor (divisor) of "a" then among the prime factors of "t" will appear only prime factors that also appear on the prime factorization of "a" and the maximum of their exponents (powers, or multiplicities) is at most equal to those involved in the prime factorization of "a".

For example, 12 is a factor (divisor) of 60:

  • 12 = 2 × 2 × 3 = 22 × 3
  • 60 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 22 × 3 × 5

If "t" is a common factor (divisor) of "a" and "b", then the prime factorization of "t" contains only the common prime factors involved in both the prime factorizations of "a" and "b", by lower or at most by equal powers (exponents, or multiplicities).

For example, 12 is the common factor of 48 and 360. After running both numbers' prime factorizations (factoring them down to prime factors):

  • 12 = 22 × 3;
  • 48 = 24 × 3;
  • 360 = 23 × 32 × 5;
  • Please note that 48 and 360 have more factors (divisors): 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24. Among them, 24 is the greatest common factor, GCF (or the greatest common divisor, GCD, or the highest common factor, HCF) of 48 and 360.

The greatest common factor, GCF, is the product of all prime factors involved in both the prime factorizations of "a" and "b", by the lowest powers (multiplicities).

Based on this rule it is calculated the greatest common factor, GCF, (or greatest common divisor GCD, HCF) of several numbers, as shown in the example below:

  • 1,260 = 22 × 32;
  • 3,024 = 24 × 32 × 7;
  • 5,544 = 23 × 32 × 7 × 11;
  • Common prime factors are: 2 - its lowest power (multiplicity) is min.(2; 3; 4) = 2; 3 - its lowest power (multiplicity) is min.(2; 2; 2) = 2;
  • GCF, GCD (1,260; 3,024; 5,544) = 22 × 32 = 252;

If two numbers "a" and "b" have no other common factors (divisors) than 1, gfc, gcd, hcf (a; b) = 1, then the numbers "a" and "b" are called coprime (or relatively prime).

If "a" and "b" are not coprime, then every common factor (divisor) of "a" and "b" is a also a factor (divisor) of the greatest common factor, GCF (greatest common divisor, GCD, highest common factor, HCF) of "a" and "b".


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