# Prime factorization of $2526$

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Find the prime factorization of $2526$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $2526$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2526$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{2526}{2} = {\color{red}1263}$.

Determine whether $1263$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $1263$ is divisible by $3$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1263$ by ${\color{green}3}$: $\frac{1263}{3} = {\color{red}421}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}421}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}421}$: $\frac{421}{421} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $2526 = 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 421$.

The prime factorization is $2526 = 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 421$A.