How to find the Factors of 3

  • 3 is a prime number.
  • Prime factorization: 3 is prime.
  • The exponent in the prime factorization is 1. Adding one to that exponent we get (1 + 1) = 2. Therefore 3 has exactly 2 factors.
  • The factors of 3 are: 1 and 3
  • Factor pairs of 3 are: 1x3
  • 3 has no exponents greater than 1 in its prime factorization, so √3 cannot be simplified.