# Factors of 486: Prime Factorization, Methods, and Examples

An integer that divides the provided number 486 is called a factor. So there are no longer any factors. Even plural is 486. There are 12 aspects of 486, with 486 itself being the biggest factor out of all of them.

Therefore it will contain a variety of elements.

### Factors of 486

Here are the factors of number 486.

Factors of 486: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243 and 486

### Negative Factors of 486

The negative factors of 486are similar to their positive aspects, just with a negative sign.

Negative Factors of 486: -1, -2, -3, -6, -9, -18, -27, -54, -81, -162,-243 and -486

### Prime Factorization of 486

The prime factorization of 486 is the way of expressing its prime factors in the product form.

Prime Factorization: 2 x 35

In this article, we will learn about the factors of 486 and how to find them using various techniques such as upside-down division, prime factorization, and factor tree.

## What Are the Factors of 486?

The factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243 and 486. These numbers are the factors as they do not leave any remainder when divided by 486.

The factors of 486 are classified as prime numbers and composite numbers. The prime factors of the number 486 can be determined using the prime factorization technique.

## How To Find the Factors of 486?

You can find the factors of 486 by using the rules of divisibility. The divisibility rule states that any number, when divided by any other natural number, is said to be divisible by the number if the quotient is the whole number and the resulting remainder is zero.

To find the factors of 486, create a list containing the numbers that are exactly divisible by 486 with zero remainders. One important thing to note is that 1 and 486 are the 486’s factors as every natural number has 1 and the number itself as its factor.

1 is also called the universal factor of every number. The factors of 486 are determined as follows:

$\dfrac{486}{1} = 486$

$\dfrac{486}{2} = 243$

$\dfrac{486}{3} = 162$

$\dfrac{486}{6} = 81$

$\dfrac{486}{9} = 54$

$\dfrac{486}{18} = 27$

$\dfrac{486}{27} = 18$

$\dfrac{486}{54} = 9$

$\dfrac{486}{81} = 6$

$\dfrac{486}{162} = 3$

$\dfrac{486}{243} = 2$

$\dfrac{486}{486} = 1$

Therefore, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243 and 486 are the factors of 4486.

### Total Number of Factors of 486

For 486, there are 12 positive factors and 12 negative ones. So in total, there are 24 factors out of 486.

To find the total number of factors of the given number, follow the procedure mentioned below:

1. Find the factorization/prime factorization of the given number.
2. Demonstrate the prime factorization of the number in the form of exponent form.
3. Add 1 to each of the exponents of the prime factor.
4. Now, multiply the resulting exponents together. This obtained product is equivalent to the total number of factors of the given number.

By following this procedure, the total number of factors of 486 is given as:

Factorization of 486 is 1 x 2 x 35.

The exponent of 1 is 1, 2 is 1, and 3 is 5.

Adding 1 to each and multiplying them together results in 24.

Therefore, the total number of factors of 486 is 24. 12 are positive, and 12 factors are negative.

### Important Notes

Here are some essential points that must be considered while finding the factors of any given number:

• The factor of any given number must be a whole number.
• The factors of the number cannot be in the form of decimals or fractions.
• Factors can be positive as well as negative.
• Negative factors are the additive inverse of the positive factors of a given number.
• The factor of a number cannot be greater than that number.
• Every even number has 2 as its prime factor, the smallest prime factor.

## Factors of 486 by Prime Factorization

The number 486 is a composite number. Prime factorization is a valuable technique for finding the number’s prime factors and expressing the number as the product of its prime factors.

Before finding the factors of 486 using prime factorization, let us find out what prime factors are. Prime factors are the factors of any given number that are only divisible by 1 and themselves.

To start the prime factorization of 486, start dividing by its most minor prime factor. First, determine that the given number is either even or odd. If it is an even number, then 2 will be the smallest prime factor.

Continue splitting the quotient obtained until 1 is received as the quotient. The prime factorization of 486 can be expressed as:

486 = 2 x 35

## Factors of 486 in Pairs

The factor pairs are the duplet of numbers that, when multiplied together, result in the factorized number. Factor pairs can be more than one depending on the total number of factors given.

For 486, the factor pairs can be found as:

1 x 486 = 486

2 x 243  = 486

3 x 162 = 486

6 x 81 = 486

9 x 54 = 486

18 x 27= 486

The possible factor pairs of 486 are given as (1, 486)(2, 243 )(3, 162 )(6, 81 )(9, 54 ) and (18, 27 ).

All these numbers in pairs, when multiplied, give 486 as the product.

The negative factor pairs of 486 are given as:

-1 x -486 = 486

-2 x -243  = 486

-3 x -162 = 486

-6 x -81 = 486

-9 x -54 = 486

-18 x -27= 486

It is important to note that in negative factor pairs, the minus sign has been multiplied by the minus sign, due to which the resulting product is the original positive number. Therefore, -1, -2, -3, -6, -9, -18, -27, -54, -81, -162,-243 and -486 are called negative factors of 486.

The list of all the factors of 486, including positive as well as negative numbers, is given below.

Factor list of 486: 1,-1, 2,-2, 3,-3, 6,-6, 9,-9, 18,-18, 27,-27, 54,-54, 81,-81, 162,-162,243,-243, 486, and -486

## Factors of 486 Solved Examples

To better understand the concept of factors, let’s solve some examples.

### Example 1

How many factors of 486 are there?

### Solution

The total number of Factors of 486 is 24.

Factors of 486 are 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, 81, 162, 243 and 486.

### Example 2

Find the factors of 486 using prime factorization.

### Solution

The prime factorization of 486 is given as:

486 $\div$ 2 = 243

243 $\div$ 3 = 81

81 $\div$ 3 = 27

27 $\div$ 3 = 9

9  $\div$ 3 = 3

3 $\div$ 3 = 1

So the prime factorization of 486 can be written as:

2 x 35= 486