# What is the prime factorization of 48?

Prime factorization means expressing a composite number as the product of its prime factors.

## Answer: The prime factorization of 48 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 = 2^{4} × 3

Let us find the prime factorization of 48.

**Explanation:**

The prime factorization of 48 is the representation of 48 as a product of prime numbers and can be done in the following way:

48 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 = 2^{4} × 3