# Prime Factor Calculator

A 'Prime Factor Calculator' is an online tool which calculates and displays the prime factors of a given number.

## What Is a Prime Factor Calculator?

A 'Prime Factor Calculator' is an online tool which calculates and displays the prime factors of a given number.

Cuemath's 'Prime Factor Calculator' helps you to list the prime factors of any three-digit number within a few seconds.

Note: Enter numbers upto three digits.

## How to Use a Prime Factor Calculator?

Follow the steps given below to use the calculator:

**Step 1:**Enter any three-digit number in the input box.**Step 2:**Click on**"Calculate"**to find the prime factors of the number entered by you.**Step 3:**Click on**"Reset"**to clear the field and enter the new number.

## What Is a Prime Factor?

A prime factor is a factor which is also a prime number. In other words, it is one of the smallest components of the number, and it can only be divided by 1 and itself.

For example, if we list the factors of 18, they will be 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 18. However, the prime factors in this list are only 2 and 3.

**Solved Examples:**

Find the prime factors of 144

**Solution:**

The number 144 can be expressed as the product of its prime factors in the following way.

144 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3

Therefore, the prime factors of 144 are 2 and 3

Now, try the calculator to find the prime factors of the following numbers.

- 196
- 290
- 333