## # Factors of 17 (More Math Tools) Factors of 17 Factors of 17: 1, 17 More Detail Below. Or Get Factors For Another Number... Enter Number To Factor Factors of 17 in Pairs: (1 x 17) (17 x 1) Prime Factors of 17 : 17

### List of the Factors of 17

This list was generated by our Factor Calculator. It provides a list of the factors of 17 - eg, the definitive answer to 17. This could also be described as the divisors of 17. (we have another calculator for finding the greatest common divisor)

### What are the factors of 17?

These are the integers which can be evenly divided into 17; they can be expressed as either individual factors or as factor pairs. In this case, we present them both ways. This is mathematical decomposition of a particular number. While usually a positive integer, take note of the comments below about negative numbers.

### What is the prime factorization of 17?

A prime factorization is the result of factoring a number into a set of components which every member is a prime number. This is generally written by showing 17 as a product of its prime factors. For 17, this result would be:

17 = 17

(this is also known as the prime factorisation; the smallest prime number in this series is described as the smallest prime factor)

### Is 17 a composite number?

No! 17 is not a composite number. None of the two factor pairs were the same number. A composite number must be formed as the product of a smaller positive integer.

### Is 17 a square number?

No! 17 is not a square number. The square root of this number (4.12) is not an integer.

### How many factors does 17 have?

This number has 2 factors: 1, 17

More specifically, shown as pairs...

(1*17) (17*1)

### What is the greatest common factor of 17 and another number?

The greatest common factor of two numbers can be determined by comparing the prime factorization (factorisation in some texts) of the two numbers and taking the highest common prime factor. If there is no common factor, the gcf is 1. This is also referred to as a highest common factor and is part of the common prime factors of two numbers. It is the largest factor (largest number) the two numbers share as a prime factor. The least common factor (smallest number in common) of any pair of integers is 1.

### How can you find the least common mulitiple of 17 and another number?

We have a least common multiple calculator here The solution is the lowest common multiple of two numbers.

### What is a factor tree

A factor tree is a graphic representation of the possible factors of a numbers and their sub-factors. It is designed to simplify factorization. It is created by finding the factors of a number, then finding the factors of the factors of a number. The process continues recursively until you've derived a bunch of prime factors, which is the the prime factorization of the original number. In constructing the tree, be sure to remember the second item in a factor pair.

### How do you find the factors of negative numbers? (eg. -17)

To find the factors of -17, find all the positive factors (see above) and then duplicate them by adding a minus sign before each one (effectively multiplying them by -1). This addresses negative factors. (handling negative integers)

Yes.

### What are the divisibility rules?

Divisibility refers to a given integer number being divisible for a given divisor. The divisibility rule are a shorthand system to determined what is or isn't divisible. This includes rules about odd number and even number factors. This example is intended to allow the student to estimate the status of a given number without computation.

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