# 16 Prime Factorization

16 prime factorization provides more information on if 16 is a prime number, what are all the prime factors of 16. The given **integer 16 is a composite number** since it has more factors than 1 and the number itself. In other words, 16 is divisible by more factors than 1 and the number itself.

__Prime factors of 16__

16 = (?)

16 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2

Hence,

{2, 2, 2, 2} are the prime factors of 16.

The product of factors {2, 2, 2, 2} form the given positive integer 16.