# Prime factorization of $4888$

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Find the prime factorization of $4888$.

### Solution

Start with the number $2$.

Determine whether $4888$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $4888$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{4888}{2} = {\color{red}2444}$.

Determine whether $2444$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $2444$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{2444}{2} = {\color{red}1222}$.

Determine whether $1222$ is divisible by $2$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $1222$ by ${\color{green}2}$: $\frac{1222}{2} = {\color{red}611}$.

Determine whether $611$ is divisible by $2$.

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

The next prime number is $3$.

Determine whether $611$ is divisible by $3$.

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

The next prime number is $5$.

Determine whether $611$ is divisible by $5$.

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

The next prime number is $7$.

Determine whether $611$ is divisible by $7$.

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

The next prime number is $11$.

Determine whether $611$ is divisible by $11$.

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

The next prime number is $13$.

Determine whether $611$ is divisible by $13$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $611$ by ${\color{green}13}$: $\frac{611}{13} = {\color{red}47}$.

The prime number ${\color{green}47}$ has no other factors then $1$ and ${\color{green}47}$: $\frac{47}{47} = {\color{red}1}$.

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: $4888 = 2^{3} \cdot 13 \cdot 47$.

The prime factorization is $4888 = 2^{3} \cdot 13 \cdot 47$A.