Factor Calculator

Written by:
PK

On this page is a factor calculator, which will find all of the factors of a number you input. For this calculator, it includes all integers which divide your input evenly, including the number 1 and itself.

Need a different calculator? These tools also involve factoring:

What is a Factor?

A factor is an integer which divides another number with no remainder. A factor is the decomposition of a number to evenly divisible parts. Factors almost always are taken for positive numbers.

For example, the number 6 has the factors 3 and 2. (It also has the number 6 and 1, as you can multiple 1*6 to equal 6).

An interesting application for factors is with prime numbers. Primes are numbers which can only be divided by '1' or themselves equally; there is no further way to reduce them. When you do prime factorization, you find all of the primes that make up a number when multiplied together – even if a prime number appears more than once.

Using the Factor Calculator

To use the factor calculator, simply enter a number into the Number to Factor box. Leave the Factor Types pull-down as All Numbers (unless you want to only see primes).

Then, hit the Factor Number button. The tool will return all factors that divide your number equally, including 1 and the number itself. If you enter a negative number or a prime, you'll only get the number back and 1.

Next, try our other tools.

PK

PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

PK lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and dog.