# Factors of 12

Factors of 12 are the integers that can divide 12 without producing remainders. Factors of 12 can also be referred to as the divisors of 12. In this guide, you will learn how to find the factors of 12.

The Factors of 12 are:

1,2,3,4,6,12

How to find the factors of 12

Step 1: Divide 12 by all whole numbers less or equal to 12

Step 2: Pick only the numbers without decimal points

1,2,3,4,6,12

1. What is the biggest factor of 12?

12

2. What is the smallest factor of 12?

1

3. What is the difference between Prime factors and factors?

Let’s take 12 as an example. The prime factors of 12 are the divisors that cannot be broken down any further. In this case, the Prime factors are 2 X 2 X 3.

Conversely, the factors are all the numbers that can be multiplied with another number to produce 12. Note that factor pairs can be broken down further. In this case, the factors are: 1,2,3,4,6,12

4. What is the Sum of factors of 12?

When you add all the factors of 12 the result is:

28

5. How many factors does 12  have?

6

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