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The Factors of 119 - Introduction


When we discuss the factor of 119, we truly mean all the positive and negative integers that divide 119 without leaving a remainder. The result of taking the number 119 and dividing it by one of its factors would be another factor. Let's examine how to identify and list each of the 119 elements. These numbers can be written as individual factors or factor pairs. We present them both ways. This is a specific number's mathematical decomposition.


How to Find a Factor of 119?

We will divide 119 by all numbers that are smaller than 119. We will find the smallest number that leaves 0 as a remainder after dividing 119 by that number. So the smallest number is a factor of 119. The factor of the quotient is also a factor of 119. In the same way, we will find the factor of the quotient. This process goes on until we get 1 as a quotient.


After dividing 119 by 2, we get 59 as a quotient and 1 as a remainder.

After dividing 119 by 3, we get 39 as a quotient and 2 as a remainder.

After dividing 119 by 4, we get 29 as a quotient and 3 as a remainder.

After dividing 119 by 5, we get 23 as a quotient and 4 as a remainder.

After dividing 119 by 6, we get 19 as a quotient and 5 as a remainder.

After dividing 119 by 7, we get 17 as a quotient and 0 as a remainder.

So 7 is a factor of 119.

After dividing 17 by 2, we get 8 as a quotient and 1 as a remainder.

After dividing 17 by 3, we get 5 as a quotient and 2 as a remainder.

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After dividing 17 by 17, we get 1 as a quotient and 0 as a remainder.

The prime factors of 119 are 7 and 17.


Factorization of a Number

Factorization refers to writing a number as the product of different smaller numbers. The smaller numbers can be either prime numbers or composite numbers. The smaller numbers are referred to as the factor of the given number. For example, 3 and 27 are the factors of 81.


What are Factor Pairs?

A factor pair consists of any two factors that, when multiplied together, add up to 119. The number 119 is the product in mathematics, and the two numbers that may be multiplied together to equal it are known as the factors.


We must first obtain all of the factors of 119 to calculate the factors of 119 in pairs. Once you've compiled a list of all those elements, you can pair them up to produce a list of all possible combinations of factors.


1, 7, 17, and 119 are all positive factors 119, along with all of their negatives.


List of Factors of 119 in Pairs

The combination of two numbers such that their product is 119 in an ordered pair form is a factor pair of the number 119.

If we multiply a number by 1, then it returns that number.

\[119 \times 1=119\]

The first factor pair of 119 is (1,119).

Again,

\[7 \times 17 = 119\]

\[-17 \times - 7 = 119\]

\[-119 \times -1 = 119\]

The factor pairs of 119 are (1,119), (7,17), (-1,-119), (-7,-17)


The Prime Factors of 119

Sometimes the prime factors of 119 and the prime factorisation of 119 are used interchangeably, which is strictly not correct.

Read this section carefully to understand the difference between the prime factors of 119 and the prime factorisation of 119.

\[7\times 17\] is the prime factorization form of 119. This is a simple and unique list of prime factors of 119, together with their multiplicities. \[119 = 7 \times 17\].

The prime factors of 119 are the prime numbers that divide 119 exactly, with a remainder or modulo 0, in terms of Euclidean division.


7, 17 are the prime factors of 119.


The prime factorisation does not include 1, but it does include every copy of every prime factor.


What is a Factor Tree?

A factor tree is a graphic representation of the possible factors of a number and its sub-factors.

It is intended to make factorisation simpler. It is made by first determining the factors of a number and then the factors of the original number.

Once you get a large number of prime factors, which is the prime factorization of the original number, the process recursively continues. Make sure to keep in mind the second component in a factor pair when building the tree. Now, see below the 119 factors tree:


Factor tree of 119


Factor tree of 119


Number of Factors of 119

If a number N is written in the form \[N = X^{a}Y{b}Z^{c}\] where X, Y, Z are a prime factor of a,b, and c, then the number of positive factors of \[N is (a+1)(b+1)(c+1)\].

Thus 119 can b written as \[119 = 7 \times 17 =7^{1} \times 17{1}\].

The number of positive factors of 119 is \[(1+1)(1+1)=4\].

The negative value of positive factors of a number is also a factor of that number.

Therefore the total number of factors is 4+4 = 8.


Solved Examples

Example 1: What is the sum of all the prime factors of 119?

Sol:

7

119

17

17


1

The prime factors of 119 are 7 and 17. So, the sum of all the prime factors of 119 is 7+17=24.


Example 2: Find the common factors of 119 and 147.

Sol:

7

119

17

17


1


119 has the following factors: 1, 7, 17, and 119


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147

7

49

7

7


1


147 has the following factors: 1, 3, 7, 21, 49, and 147.

Therefore, the common factors of 119 and 147 are 1 and 7.


Example 3: Find the sum of all factors of 119.

Sol:

7

119

17

17


1

The factors of 119 are 1, 7, 17 and 119. The sum of all factors of 119 is 1+7+17+119 = 144.


Key Features About Number 119 and Its Factors

  • 119 is a composite number rather than a prime number.

  • The composite number 119 has the following prime factors:
    119 = 7× 17.

  • The factors 1, 7, 17, 119 and the negatives -1, -7, -17, -119 all of these can exactly divide 119.


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Practice on Your Own

Q 1: What is the product of the factors of 119?

Ans: 14161


Q 2: What are the common factors in 119 and 87?

Ans: 1


FAQs on Factors of 119

1: What are the factors of 119?

The numbers that have a remainder of zero after dividing 119 are known as factors of 119. The factors 1, 7, 17, and 119 and their negatives can all divide 119 precisely.

2: What is the difference between factorization and prime factorization?

Factorization means breaking the given number into smaller factors. Prime factorization means breaking the number into smaller numbers until all the factors are prime by nature.


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24

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12

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For example, the factorization of 24 is \[2 \times 12\].

Prime factorization of 24 is \[2^{3}\times 3\].

3: How do you find the factors of negative numbers?

Obtain all the positive factors and replicate them by placing a minus sign in front of each one to find the negative factors of a number. 

For example 

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147

7

49

7

7


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The positive  factors of 147 are 1,3,7,21,49,147.

The negative factors are -1, -3,-7,-21,-49,-147.

4: Why is it important to learn about the prime factorization of numbers?

Prime factorization is useful when calculating the Greatest Common Divisor, GCD, of numbers.


The HCF is necessary when simplifying (reducing) fractions to the lowest terms.

Prime factorization is useful when calculating the least common multiple, lcm, of numbers; this is necessary when adding or subtracting ordinary fractions.