# Factors of 56

Factors of 56 are all the numbers that are divisible into 56 without any remainders. These factors are whole numbers and can be both positive and negative. In this page, we will learn how to find out all the factors of 56, including prime factors of 56.

• Factors of 56 are : 1,2,4,7,8,14,28,56
• Prime Factors of 56 : 2x2x2x7=56

## Prime Factors of 56

### To obtin the prime factors of 56, you need to find the factors of 56 and divide them out.

• 2 is one factor of 56, divide 56 by 2:
56/2=28
• Then, 28 is also divisible by 2 :
28/2=14
• Repeat the same process, until the number can't divide by 2:
14/2=7
• 7 is the prime number itself, therefore we stop here.
• To list out all the factors :
2*2*2*7=56 (where 2x2x2x7 are the prime number)

## How to Calculate the Factors of 56

Factors must be the whole numbers, which means fractions like 5.6 is not considered as a factor. We use the integers to divide 56, if there is no remainder, then the integers you use are the factors of 56. We can always dividing 56 by 1 to get started, then move to different integers.

### Note:

If we divide 56 by numbers other than 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28 and 56, there must be a remainder. Let us try 3,

## Examples

### 1. Find the common factors of 23 and 56

The factors of 23 are: 1,23. (23 is a prime number)
The factors of 56 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28 and 56

### 2. Find the common factors of 52 and 56

The factors of 52 are: 1, 2, 4, 13, 26, and 52.
The factors of 56 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28 and 56

### 3. Find the common factors of 33 and 56

The factors of 33 are: 1, 3, 11 and 33.
The factors of 56 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28 and 56

## FAQ - Factor of 56

### What are the multiples of 56?

1x56=52, 2x56=112, 3x56=168, 4x56=224, 5x56=280...

### Is 56 prime or composite?

Composite number, because 56 can be divided evenly by 1 and 56, (2, 28), (4, 14), (7, 8) are also the pairs of factors of 56

### How many prime factors are there in 56?

The prime factors of 56 = 2x2x2x7, which means there are 2 prime factors in 56, they are 2 and 7.

### What is the perfect number?

The perfect number is a positive integar that equal to the sum of its proper divisors.( not include itself) For example, 6 is the smallest perfect number, the factors of 6 are: 1,2,3,6. 6=1+2+3

### Do numbers end?

No, numbers are infinite and never end.