How to find the Factors of 5

  • 5 is a prime number.
  • Prime factorization: 5 is prime.
  • The exponent in the prime factorization is 1. Adding one to that exponent we get (1 + 1) = 2. Therefore 5 has exactly 2 factors.
  • The factors of 5 are: 1 and 5
  • Factor pairs of 5 are: 1x5
  • 5 has no exponents greater than 1 in its prime factorization, so √5 cannot be simplified.