# 196 Prime Factorization

196 prime factorization provides more information on if 196 is a prime number, what are all the prime factors of 196. The given **integer 196 is a composite number** since it has more factors than 1 and the number itself. In other words, 196 is divisible by more factors than 1 and the number itself.

__Prime factors of 196__

196 = (?)

196 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7

Hence,

{2, 2, 7, 7} are the prime factors of 196.

The product of factors {2, 2, 7, 7} form the given positive integer 196.