# Prime factorization of $4862$

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Find the prime factorization of $4862$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $4862$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $4862$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{4862}{2} = {\color{red}2431}$.

Determine whether $2431$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $2431$ is divisible by $3$.

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

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $2431$ is divisible by $5$.

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

The next prime number is $7$.

Determine whether $2431$ is divisible by $7$.

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

The next prime number is $11$.

Determine whether $2431$ is divisible by $11$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2431$ by ${\color{green}11}$: $\frac{2431}{11} = {\color{red}221}$.

Determine whether $221$ is divisible by $11$.

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

The next prime number is $13$.

Determine whether $221$ is divisible by $13$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $221$ by ${\color{green}13}$: $\frac{221}{13} = {\color{red}17}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}17}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}17}$: $\frac{17}{17} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $4862 = 2 \cdot 11 \cdot 13 \cdot 17$.

The prime factorization is $4862 = 2 \cdot 11 \cdot 13 \cdot 17$A.