**Find the prime factorization of 18**

**Step 1:**

Check if number is divisible by 2

Here 18 is divisible by 2 and gives number 9

**Step 2:**

Check if number 9 is divisible by 2 –> NO

Check if number 9 is divisible by 3 –> YES

Yes, it is divisible by 3 and gives number 3

**Step 3:**

Check if number 3 is divisible by 3 –> YES

Yes, it is divisible by 3 and gives number 1

So 24 can be written as the product of prime factors**Hence 24 ==> 2 * 3 * 3**

**PRIME FACTORS**

The number 18 = 2 * 3 * 3 are the product of prime factors.

**INDIVIDUAL FACTORS**

If you want to know individual factors you can write can do following manipulations

a. first 1 and 18 are definitely the factors of 18

b. we can find other factors by choosing combinations of other prime factors.

**Hence the factors of 18 are****1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18**