# Prime factorization of $2406$

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Find the prime factorization of $2406$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $2406$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2406$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{2406}{2} = {\color{red}1203}$.

Determine whether $1203$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $1203$ is divisible by $3$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1203$ by ${\color{green}3}$: $\frac{1203}{3} = {\color{red}401}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}401}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}401}$: $\frac{401}{401} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $2406 = 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 401$.

The prime factorization is $2406 = 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 401$A.