# Factors of 56

Factors of 56 are the integers that can divide 56 without producing remainders. Factors of 56 can also be referred to as the divisors of 56. In this guide, you will learn how to find the factors of 56.

The Factors of 56 are:

1,2,4,7,8,14,28,56

How to find the factors of 56

Step 1: Divide 56 by all whole numbers less or equal to 56

Step 2: Pick only the numbers without decimal points

1,2,4,7,8,14,28,56

1. What is the biggest factor of 56?

56

2. What is the smallest factor of 56?

1

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

Let’s take 56 as an example. The prime factors of 56 are the divisors that cannot be broken down any further. In this case, the Prime factors are 2 X 2 X 2 X 7.

Conversely, the factors are all the numbers that can be multiplied with another number to produce 56. Note that factor pairs can be broken down further. In this case, the factors are: 1,2,4,7,8,14,28,56

4. What is the Sum of factors of 56?

When you add all the factors of 56 the result is:

120

5. How many factors does 56  have?

8

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