# Prime Factors Calculator

Our prime number calculator will do the prime factorization for any number you choose. This will allow you to see the prime factors found in a number. A prime number is defined as a number that has no other factors other than one and itself.

Prime factorization is the process of reducing an integer to a set of prime numbers that can be multiplied together to equal the original number. For many numbers this is a simple process, but for large numbers that have extremely large factors the process can take a very long time, even for computers to process. The process works by taking the factors of a number and continue to reduce those factors until the factors cannot be reduced any further, this is when a number is referred to as prime.

Our prime factorization calculator will take the complicated formulas out of the equation and will factor any number you choose quickly and easily. Simply enter the whole number you wish to find the prime factors for and our calculator will do the rest. Be warned, when dealing with extremely large numbers the script could take a while to perform the task, but most numbers that you will be using should be lightning fast.