## How to find the Factors of 6

**6**is a composite number.-
Prime factorization:
**6**= 2x3, which can be written**6**= 2^{1}x3^{1} - 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
**6**has exactly**4**factors. - The factors of
**6**are: 1, 2, 3 and 6 - Factor pairs of
**6**are: 1x6 and 2x3 **6**has no exponents greater than 1 in its prime factorization, so**√6**cannot be simplified.