# Prime factorization of $1298$

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Find the prime factorization of $1298$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $1298$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1298$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{1298}{2} = {\color{red}649}$.

Determine whether $649$ is divisible by $2$.

Since it is not divisible, move to the next prime number.

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $649$ is divisible by $3$.

Since it is not divisible, move to the next prime number.

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $649$ is divisible by $5$.

Since it is not divisible, move to the next prime number.

The next prime number is $7$.

Determine whether $649$ is divisible by $7$.

Since it is not divisible, move to the next prime number.

The next prime number is $11$.

Determine whether $649$ is divisible by $11$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $649$ by ${\color{green}11}$: $\frac{649}{11} = {\color{red}59}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}59}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}59}$: $\frac{59}{59} = {\color{red}1}$.

Since we have obtained $1$, we are done.

Now, just count the number of occurences of the divisors (green numbers), and write down the prime factorization: $1298 = 2 \cdot 11 \cdot 59$.

The prime factorization is $1298 = 2 \cdot 11 \cdot 59$A.