# Prime factorization of $4844$

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Find the prime factorization of $4844$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $4844$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $4844$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{4844}{2} = {\color{red}2422}$.

Determine whether $2422$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2422$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{2422}{2} = {\color{red}1211}$.

Determine whether $1211$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $1211$ is divisible by $3$.

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

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $1211$ is divisible by $5$.

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

The next prime number is $7$.

Determine whether $1211$ is divisible by $7$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1211$ by ${\color{green}7}$: $\frac{1211}{7} = {\color{red}173}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}173}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}173}$: $\frac{173}{173} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $4844 = 2^{2} \cdot 7 \cdot 173$.

The prime factorization is $4844 = 2^{2} \cdot 7 \cdot 173$A.