What are factors?: A factor is a whole number which divides evenly into a whole number leaving no remainders. A whole number is a number without decimals in it like 2.50
What are prime numbers?: A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 that has only 2 factors: 1 & itself. 1 is not a prime number. Some examples are prime factors are 2,3,5,7,11,13.
What are prime factors?: Prime factors are factors that are prime numbers. In my words, its putting a whole number into its lowest prime numbers also known as Prime Factorization. A way to use this method is to use a Factor Tree. Lets use an example like the number 12. Find factors of 12 and put it into the lowest prime numbers you get. Here is an example of a factor tree for 12.