How to find the Factors of 36

  • 36 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 36 = 2x2x3x3, which can be written 36 = 22x32
  • The exponents in the prime factorization are 2 and 2. Adding one to each exponent and multiplying we get (2 + 1)(2 + 1) = 3x3 = 8. Therefore 36 has exactly 8 factors.
  • The factors of 36 are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 18 and 36
  • Factor pairs of 36 are: 1x36, 2x18, 3x12 and 4x9
  • 36 = 6