# Prime factorization of $2522$

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Find the prime factorization of $2522$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $2522$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2522$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{2522}{2} = {\color{red}1261}$.

Determine whether $1261$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $1261$ is divisible by $3$.

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

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $1261$ is divisible by $5$.

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

The next prime number is $7$.

Determine whether $1261$ is divisible by $7$.

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

The next prime number is $11$.

Determine whether $1261$ is divisible by $11$.

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

The next prime number is $13$.

Determine whether $1261$ is divisible by $13$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1261$ by ${\color{green}13}$: $\frac{1261}{13} = {\color{red}97}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}97}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}97}$: $\frac{97}{97} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $2522 = 2 \cdot 13 \cdot 97$.

The prime factorization is $2522 = 2 \cdot 13 \cdot 97$A.