How to find the Factors of 10

  • 10 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 10 = 2x5, which can be written 10 = 21x51
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each exponent and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2x2 = 4. Therefore 10 has exactly 4 factors.
  • The factors of 10 are: 1, 2, 5 and 10
  • Factor pairs of 10 are: 1x10 and 2x5
  • 10 has no exponents greater than 1 in its prime factorization, so √10 cannot be simplified.