# Prime factorization of $$$309$$$

### Your Input

**Find the prime factorization of $$$309$$$.**

### Solution

Start with the number $$$2$$$.

Determine whether $$$309$$$ is divisible by $$$2$$$.

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

The next prime number is $$$3$$$.

Determine whether $$$309$$$ is divisible by $$$3$$$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $$$309$$$ by $$${\color{green}3}$$$: $$$\frac{309}{3} = {\color{red}103}$$$.

The prime number $$${\color{green}103}$$$ has no other factors then $$$1$$$ and $$${\color{green}103}$$$: $$$\frac{103}{103} = {\color{red}1}$$$.

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: $$$309 = 3 \cdot 103$$$.

### Answer

**The prime factorization is $$$309 = 3 \cdot 103$$$A.**