# 12 Prime Factorization

12 prime factorization provides more information on if 12 is a prime number, what are all the prime factors of 12. The given **integer 12 is a composite number** since it has more factors than 1 and the number itself. In other words, 12 is divisible by more factors than 1 and the number itself.

__Prime factors of 12__

12 = (?)

12 = 2 x 2 x 3

Hence,

{2, 2, 3} are the prime factors of 12.

The product of factors {2, 2, 3} form the given positive integer 12.