# Factors of 588

So you need to find the factors of 588 do you? In this quick guide we'll describe what the factors of 588 are, how you find them and list out the factor pairs of 588 for you to prove the calculation works. Let's dive in!

## Factors of 588 Definition

When we talk about the factors of 588, what we really mean is all of the positive and negative integers (whole numbers) that can be evenly divided into 588. If you were to take 588 and divide it by one of its factors, the answer would be another factor of 588.

Let's look at how to find all of the factors of 588 and list them out.

## How to Find the Factors of 588

We just said that a factor is a number that can be divided equally into 588. So the way you find and list all of the factors of 588 is to go through every number up to and including 588 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 588:

• 588 ÷ 1 = 588
• 588 ÷ 2 = 294
• 588 ÷ 3 = 196
• 588 ÷ 4 = 147
• 588 ÷ 6 = 98
• 588 ÷ 7 = 84
• 588 ÷ 12 = 49
• 588 ÷ 14 = 42
• 588 ÷ 21 = 28
• 588 ÷ 28 = 21
• 588 ÷ 42 = 14
• 588 ÷ 49 = 12
• 588 ÷ 84 = 7
• 588 ÷ 98 = 6
• 588 ÷ 147 = 4
• 588 ÷ 196 = 3
• 588 ÷ 294 = 2
• 588 ÷ 588 = 1

All of these factors can be used to divide 588 by and get a whole number. The full list of positive factors for 588 are:

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 14, 21, 28, 42, 49, 84, 98, 147, 196, 294, and 588

## Negative Factors of 588

Technically, in math you can also have negative factors of 588. 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 588:

-1, -2, -3, -4, -6, -7, -12, -14, -21, -28, -42, -49, -84, -98, -147, -196, -294, and -588

## How Many Factors of 588 Are There?

As we can see from the calculations above there are a total of 18 positive factors for 588 and 18 negative factors for 588 for a total of 36 factors for the number 588.

There are 18 positive factors of 588 and 18 negative factors of 588. Wht are there negative numbers that can be a factor of 588?

## Factor Pairs of 588

A factor pair is a combination of two factors which can be multiplied together to equal 588. For 588, all of the possible factor pairs are listed below:

• 1 x 588 = 588
• 2 x 294 = 588
• 3 x 196 = 588
• 4 x 147 = 588
• 6 x 98 = 588
• 7 x 84 = 588
• 12 x 49 = 588
• 14 x 42 = 588
• 21 x 28 = 588

Just like before, we can also list out all of the negative factor pairs for 588:

• -1 x -588 = 588
• -2 x -294 = 588
• -3 x -196 = 588
• -4 x -147 = 588
• -6 x -98 = 588
• -7 x -84 = 588
• -12 x -49 = 588
• -14 x -42 = 588
• -21 x -28 = 588

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 588. 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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