 # Factors of 580: Prime Factorization, Methods, and Examples

580 has twelve factors so, it is a composite number. along with 12 positive factors, it has 12 negative factors as well. All these factors belong to integers and exist on the number line. Following is the list of the factors of 580; 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 29, 58, 116, 145, 290, and 580. 580 is completely divisible by all of the above-mentioned numbers.

### Factors of 580

Here are the factors of number 580.

Factors of 580: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 29, 58, 116, 145, 290, and 580

### Negative Factors of 580

The negative factors of 580 are similar to its positive aspects, just with a negative sign.

Negative Factors of 580: -1, -2, -4, -5, -10, -20, -29, -58, -116, -145, -290, and -580

### Prime Factorization of 580

The prime factorization of 580 is the way of expressing its prime factors in the product form.

Prime Factorization: 2$^2$ x 5 x 29

In this article, we will learn about the factors of 580 and how to find them using various techniques such as upside-down division, prime factorization, and factor tree.

## What Are the Factors of 580?

The factors of 580 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 29, 58, 116, 145, 290, and 580. These numbers are the factors as they do not leave any remainder when divided by 580.

The factors of 580 are classified as prime numbers and composite numbers. The prime factors of the number 580 can be determined using the prime factorization technique.

## How To Find the Factors of 580?

You can find the factors of 580 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 580, create a list containing the numbers that are exactly divisible by 580 with zero remainders. One important thing to note is that 1 and 580 are the 580’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 580 are determined as follows:

$\dfrac{580}{1} = 580$

$\dfrac{580}{2} = 290$

$\dfrac{580}{4} = 145$

$\dfrac{580}{5} = 116$

$\dfrac{580}{10} = 58$

$\dfrac{580}{20} = 29$

$\dfrac{580}{29} = 20$

$\dfrac{580}{58} = 10$

$\dfrac{580}{116} = 5$

$\dfrac{580}{145} = 4$

$\dfrac{580}{290} = 2$

$\dfrac{580}{580} = 1$

Therefore, 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 29, 58, 116, 145, 290, and 580 are the factors of 580.

### Total Number of Factors of 580

For 580, there are 12 positive factors and 12 negative ones. So in total, there are 24 factors of 580.

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 X is given as:

Factorization of 580 is 1 x 2$^2$ x 5 x 29.

The exponent of 1, 5, and 29 is 1, and the exponent of 2 is 1.

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

Therefore, the total number of factors of 580 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 580 by Prime Factorization

The number 580 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 580 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 580, 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 580 can be expressed as:

580 = 2 x 2 x 5 x 29

## Factors of 580 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 580, the factor pairs can be found as:

1 x 580 = 580

2 x 290 = 580

4 x 145 = 580

5 x 116 = 580

10 x 58 = 580

20 x 29 = 580

The possible factor pairs of 580 are given as (1, 580), (2, 290), (4, 145), (5, 116), (10, 58) and (20, 29).

All these numbers in pairs, when multiplied, give 580 as the product.

The negative factor pairs of 580 are given as:

-1 x -580 = 580

-2 x -290 = 580

-4 x -145 = 580

-5 x -116 = 580

-10 x -58 = 580

-20 x -29 = 580

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, -4, -5, -10, -20, -29, -58, -116, -145, -290, and -580 are called negative factors of 580.

The list of all the factors of 580, including positive as well as negative numbers, is given below.

Factor list of 580: 1,-1, 2, -2, 4, -4,  5, -5, 10, -10, 20, -20, 29, -29, 58, -58, 116, -116, 145, -145, 290, -290, 580, and -580

## Factors of 580 Solved Examples

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

### Example 1

How many factors of 580 are there?

### Solution

The total number of Factors of 580 is 12.

Factors of 580 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 29, 58, 116, 145, 290 and 580.

### Example 2

Find the factors of 580 using prime factorization.

### Solution

The prime factorization of 580 is given as:

580 $\div$ 2 = 290

290 $\div$ 2 = 145

145 $\div$ 5 = 29

29 $\div$ 29 = 1

So the prime factorization of 580 can be written as:

2$^2$ x 5 x 29  = 580