Factors of 52

So you need to find the factors of 52 do you? In this quick guide we'll describe what the factors of 52 are, how you find them and list out the factor pairs of 52 for you to prove the calculation works. Let's dive in!

Factors of 52 Definition

When we talk about the factors of 52, what we really mean is all of the positive and negative integers (whole numbers) that can be evenly divided into 52. If you were to take 52 and divide it by one of its factors, the answer would be another factor of 52.

Let's look at how to find all of the factors of 52 and list them out.

How to Find the Factors of 52

We just said that a factor is a number that can be divided equally into 52. So the way you find and list all of the factors of 52 is to go through every number up to and including 52 and check which numbers result in an even quotient (which means no decimal place).

Doing this by hand for large numbers can be time consuming, but it's relatively easy for a computer program to do it. Our calculator has worked this out for you. Here are all of the factors of 52:

  • 52 ÷ 1 = 52
  • 52 ÷ 2 = 26
  • 52 ÷ 4 = 13
  • 52 ÷ 13 = 4
  • 52 ÷ 26 = 2
  • 52 ÷ 52 = 1

All of these factors can be used to divide 52 by and get a whole number. The full list of positive factors for 52 are:

1, 2, 4, 13, 26, and 52

Negative Factors of 52

Technically, in math you can also have negative factors of 52. If you are looking to calculate the factors of a number for homework or a test, most often the teacher or exam will be looking for specifically positive numbers.

However, we can just flip the positive numbers into negatives and those negative numbers would also be factors of 52:

-1, -2, -4, -13, -26, and -52

How Many Factors of 52 Are There?

As we can see from the calculations above there are a total of 6 positive factors for 52 and 6 negative factors for 52 for a total of 12 factors for the number 52.

There are 6 positive factors of 52 and 6 negative factors of 52. Wht are there negative numbers that can be a factor of 52?

Factor Pairs of 52

A factor pair is a combination of two factors which can be multiplied together to equal 52. For 52, all of the possible factor pairs are listed below:

  • 1 x 52 = 52
  • 2 x 26 = 52
  • 4 x 13 = 52

Just like before, we can also list out all of the negative factor pairs for 52:

  • -1 x -52 = 52
  • -2 x -26 = 52
  • -4 x -13 = 52

Notice in the negative factor pairs that because we are multiplying a minus with a minus, the result is a positive number.

So there you have it. A complete guide to the factors of 52. You should now have the knowledge and skills to go out and calculate your own factors and factor pairs for any number you like.

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