**Factors of 12** are those numbers that, when multiplied together, give the result of 12. We can also say that a factor is a number that divides a number ultimately, leaving zero as a remainder. We will use the multiplication method to find the factors of 12.

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Factors of 12 | 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12 |

Negative Factors of 12 | -1, -2, -3, -4, -6 and -12 |

Prime Factors of 12 | 2, 3 |

Prime Factorization of 12 | 2 × 2 × 3 |

Factors of 12 in Pairs | (1, 12), (2, 6), (3, 4) |

**What are the factors of 12?**

The method of calculating the factors of 12 is as follows. First, each number can be divided by one and by itself.

Consequently, 1 and 12 are the factors of 12.

By dividing a number by 1, 2, 3, 4… we can discover all its factors.

(i) 12 ÷ 1 = 12, So put them in your factor list.

1 …….. 12

(ii) 12 ÷ 2 = 6, gives remainder 0 and so are divisible by 6. So please put them 2 and 6 in your factor list.

1, 2 ……..6, 12

(iii) 12 ÷ 3 = 4, gives remainder 0 and so are divisible by 4. So please put them 3 and 4 in your factor list.

1, 2, 3 ……..4, 6, 12

(iv) Since we don’t have any more numbers to calculate, we are putting the numbers so far.

So 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12 are factors of 12.

**Factors of (- 12)**

As – 2 and – 5 are negative factors because you get a positive number by multiplying two negatives, like (- 2) × (- 6) = 12.

Therefore, -1, -2, -3, -4, -6 and -12 are Nagetive factors of 12.

**All factors of 12**

Here is a list of all the positive and negative factors of 12 in numerical order.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, -1, -2, -3, -4, -6, -12

Therefore, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, -1, -2, -3, -4, -6 and – 12 are All factors of 12.

**Factor pairs of 12**

1 x 12 = 12

2 x 6 = 12

3 x 4 = 12

So, (1, 12), (2, 6) and (3, 4) are factor pairs of 12

**Prime Factors of 12**

12 ÷ 2 = 6

6 ÷ 2 = 3

3 ÷ 3 = 1

Therefore, 2 × 2 × 3 is the Prime factorization of 12.

**Factor tree of 12**

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12
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2 6
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2 3
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**FAQ**

### What are the Factors of 12?

The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 and its negative factors are -1, -2, -3, -4, -6, -12.

### What are the Prime Factors of 12?

Therefore, 2 × 2 × 3 is the Prime factorization of 12.

### What are the factor pairs of 12?

Answer: (1, 12), (2, 6) and (3, 4)

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