# Prime factorization of $4326$

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Find the prime factorization of $4326$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $4326$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $4326$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{4326}{2} = {\color{red}2163}$.

Determine whether $2163$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $2163$ is divisible by $3$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2163$ by ${\color{green}3}$: $\frac{2163}{3} = {\color{red}721}$.

Determine whether $721$ is divisible by $3$.

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

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $721$ is divisible by $5$.

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

The next prime number is $7$.

Determine whether $721$ is divisible by $7$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $721$ by ${\color{green}7}$: $\frac{721}{7} = {\color{red}103}$.

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: $4326 = 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 7 \cdot 103$.

The prime factorization is $4326 = 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 7 \cdot 103$A.