# What are all the prime factors of 144?

Aug 9, 2016

The prime factors are only $2 \mathmr{and} 3$
As the product of prime factors:
$144 = 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 3 \times 3$

#### Explanation:

The question is not very clear.

The prime factors of 144 are only 2 and 3.

However, if the intention of the question was to write 144 as the product of its prime factors, we would have the following:

$144 = 12 \times 12 = 16 \times 9 = 24 \times 6$ etc

$144 = 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 3 \times 3$

Aug 11, 2016

${2}^{4} \times {3}^{3}$