# Prime factorization of $3950$

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Find the prime factorization of $3950$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $3950$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $3950$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{3950}{2} = {\color{red}1975}$.

Determine whether $1975$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $1975$ is divisible by $3$.

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

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $1975$ is divisible by $5$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1975$ by ${\color{green}5}$: $\frac{1975}{5} = {\color{red}395}$.

Determine whether $395$ is divisible by $5$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $395$ by ${\color{green}5}$: $\frac{395}{5} = {\color{red}79}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}79}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}79}$: $\frac{79}{79} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $3950 = 2 \cdot 5^{2} \cdot 79$.

The prime factorization is $3950 = 2 \cdot 5^{2} \cdot 79$A.