## How to find the Factors of 8

**8**is a composite number.-
Prime factorization:
**8**= 2x2x2, which can be written**8**= 2^{3} - The exponents in the prime factorization are 3.
Adding one to each exponent and multiplying we get
(3 + 1) = 4 = 4.
Therefore
**8**has exactly**4**factors. - The factors of
**8**are: 1, 2, 4 and 8 - Factor pairs of
**8**are: 1x8 and 2x4 -
**8**has at least one exponent greater than 1 in its prime factorization so**√8**can be simplified. Taking this into account, we get**√8**= 2x√2