# How do you find all the factors of 17?

##### 2 Answers
Dec 17, 2016

$1 \cdot 17 = 17$ $\left(1 \mathmr{and} 17\right)$

#### Explanation:

This can be tricky but I will explain it for you. See below:

$17$ is a prime number. A prime number is a number that has no other positive integer that can be multiplied to get that product. In this case, the only integer that factors to give us $17$ is $1$.

If you were to look at a factoring sheet, there would only be one solution. That is simply due to the fact $17$ is a prime number.

How many factors of $17$ get me $17$? Simple, only $17 \cdot 1 = 17$.

Answer: $1 \mathmr{and} 17$

Dec 17, 2016

$1 \times 17$ (Only one Answer)

#### Explanation:

The properties of a prime number is a number that cannot be divided or broken down in any smaller components. The two numbers that can multuply and make a prime number is itself and 1

Therefore in this situation, 17 is a prime number.
A prime number like 17 is only able to be multiplyed by:
$1 \times 17$