Factor Tree of 42

A factor tree is a type of diagram in which we find the factors of a number and then the factors of those numbers until we can no longer factor them. We can get the factor tree of 42 easily by putting the number 42 in the input box of the Factor Tree Calculator.

Check the different methods to find the factor tree of 42 in the following sections

Factor Tree of:

Factor Tree of 42 to Calculate the Factors

 42 2 21 3 7

42 = 2 x 21

21 = 3 x 7

If we write into multiples it would be 42 x 2

On splitting 21 further and writing it as multiples of numbers it would be 7 x 3.

Altogether expressing the number in terms of prime factors would be 2 x 3 x 7.

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Ways to Find Factors of 42

Here we are providing different methods to find the factors of the number 42. They are splitting numbers and prime factors.

Splitting Numbers

We can divide the number into either of its two factors. In other words, we are looking for the numbers that when multiplied together eqaul 42. Let’s start with 2 x 3 x 7 as it results in 42 on multiplying. We will now find the factors or ancestors of split factors, just like in any family tree.

Prime Factors

Let’s take a look at 42 now and we can write as 2 x 3 x 7 and place those factors on the tree. similarly to prime numbers obtained in the first step 2, 3, 7 obtained here are also prime numbers and we will end up these branches.

Factor Tree Calculations

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FAQ on 42 Factor Tree

1. What is factor tree for 42 ?

Answer: Prime Factors of 42 are 2 x 3 x 7.

2. What are the Prime Factors of 42 ?

Answer: Prime Factors of 42 are 2 x 3 x 7.