# Prime factorization of $2888$

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Find the prime factorization of $2888$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $2888$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2888$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{2888}{2} = {\color{red}1444}$.

Determine whether $1444$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1444$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{1444}{2} = {\color{red}722}$.

Determine whether $722$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $722$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{722}{2} = {\color{red}361}$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $3$.

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

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $5$.

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

The next prime number is $7$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $7$.

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

The next prime number is $11$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $11$.

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

The next prime number is $13$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $13$.

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

The next prime number is $17$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $17$.

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

The next prime number is $19$.

Determine whether $361$ is divisible by $19$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $361$ by ${\color{green}19}$: $\frac{361}{19} = {\color{red}19}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}19}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}19}$: $\frac{19}{19} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $2888 = 2^{3} \cdot 19^{2}$.

The prime factorization is $2888 = 2^{3} \cdot 19^{2}$A.