How to find the Factors of 6

  • 6 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 6 = 2x3, which can be written 6 = 21x31
  • 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.