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What Are the Factors of 196?

The factors of 196 are 1, 2, 4, 7, 14, 28, 49, 98, 196.

Here is how you calculate the factors of 196. 196 and 1 are the easiest two factors to find.


  1. Try 1. 1 x 196 = 196, so put these into our factor list.
    1...196

  2. Take 2. 2 x 98 = 196, which means we add these to our factor list.
    12...98196

  3. Now take 3... no. 196/3 isn't a whole number. So we skip 3.

  4. Next try 4. 4 x 49 = 196, so we add these to our list of factors.
    124...4998196

  5. Now try 5... nope! 196/5 isn't a whole number. So we skip 5.

  6. Try 6... no good. 196/6 isn't a whole number. So we skip 6.

  7. Take 7. 7 x 28 = 196, so now we put these in our list of factors.
    1247...284998196

  8. Now take 8... no luck. 196/8 isn't a whole number. So we skip 8.

  9. Next try 9... nope! 196/9 isn't a whole number. So we skip 9.

  10. Now try 10... no good. 196/10 isn't a whole number. So we skip 10.

  11. Try 11... no. 196/11 isn't a whole number. So we skip 11.

  12. Take 12... no luck. 196/12 isn't a whole number. So we skip 12.

  13. Now take 13... nope! 196/13 isn't a whole number. So we skip 13.

  14. Next try 14. 14 x 14 = 196, so we add it to our list of factors. There are no numbers between 14 and itself, so we can stop.
    124714284998196



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