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What Are the Factors of 72?

The factors of 72 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 72.

The way to calculate the factors of 72 is as follows. First, every number is divisible by itself and 1.


  1. Try 1. 1 x 72 = 72, so put these into our factor list.
    1...72

  2. Take 2. 2 x 36 = 72, which means we add these to our factor list.
    12...3672

  3. Now take 3. 3 x 24 = 72, so now we put these in our list of factors.
    123...243672

  4. Next try 4. 4 x 18 = 72, so we add these to our list of factors.
    1234...18243672

  5. Now try 5... nope! 72/5 isn't a whole number. So we skip 5.

  6. Try 6. 6 x 12 = 72, which means we add these to our factor list.
    12346...1218243672

  7. Take 7... no. 72/7 isn't a whole number. So we skip 7.

  8. Now take 8. 8 x 9 = 72, so we add these to our list of factors.
    123468...91218243672

  9. Now, since we don't have any more numbers to try, we're done!
    12346891218243672


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