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What Are the Factors of 159?

The factors of 159 are 1, 3, 53, 159.

Getting 159's factors is done like this. 1 and 159 are the first two factors.


  1. Try 1. 1 x 159 = 159, so put these into our factor list.
    1...159

  2. Take 2... no good. 159/2 isn't a whole number. So we skip 2.

  3. Now take 3. 3 x 53 = 159, so now we put these in our list of factors.
    13...53159

  4. Next try 4... no luck. 159/4 isn't a whole number. So we skip 4.

  5. Now try 5... nope! 159/5 isn't a whole number. So we skip 5.

  6. Try 6... no good. 159/6 isn't a whole number. So we skip 6.

  7. Take 7... no. 159/7 isn't a whole number. So we skip 7.

  8. Now take 8... no luck. 159/8 isn't a whole number. So we skip 8.

  9. Next try 9... nope! 159/9 isn't a whole number. So we skip 9.

  10. Now try 10... no good. 159/10 isn't a whole number. So we skip 10.

  11. Try 11... no. 159/11 isn't a whole number. So we skip 11.

  12. Take 12... no luck. 159/12 isn't a whole number. So we skip 12.

  13. Now take 13... nope! 159/13 isn't a whole number. So we skip 13.

  14. Now, since we don't have any more numbers to try, we're done!
    1353159


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