## Factors of 58: An Introduction

The numbers that divide 58 evenly without producing a remainder are known as the factors of 58. It is possible to represent the factors and pair factors of 58 in both positive and negative forms but not in decimal or fractional forms. The pair factors of 58 are shown as (1, 58) or (-1, -58) and (2,29) or (-2,-29). When two negative numbers are multiplied together, for example, -1 and -58, the result is 58.

This article will cover the factors of 58, the positive and negative pair factors of 58, and how to use the prime factorization method to discover the prime factors of 58.

## What are the Factors of 58?

The factors of 58 are the integers that divide 58 evenly and have a remainder of 0. In other words, the factors of 58 are the integers that, when multiplied in pairs, resulting in the original number 58. 58 is a composite number that is even, therefore, it has more than two factors. Hence, 1, 2, 29, and 58 are the factors of 58. Similarly, -1, -2, -29, and -58 are the negative components of 58.

Factors of 58 are 1, 2, 29 and 58.

The negative value of the factors is also a factor of 58.

So, -1,-2,-29, and -58 are also factors of 58.

The factors of 58 are 1,2,29,58,-1,-2,-29,-58.

## Prime Factorization of 58

The number 58 is represented as the product of its prime components when divided into its prime factors. Find the prime factors of 58 by following the steps below. Consider a pair factor of 58, for example (1, 58). The number 58, in this instance, is an even composite number that may be further divided into its prime factors. First, we will divide 58 by 2. Then we will try to divide the quotient by a number.

\[58\div 2= 29\]

29 is not divisible by 2.

Similarly, 29 is not divisible by 3,4,5,6,...,28.

Hence the prime factorization of 58 is $2 \times 29.$

## Prime Factors of 58

Prime numbers are those with just two factors, namely 1 and the number itself. The factors of 58 are 1, 2, 29, and 58. The prime numbers among these are 2 and 29. In this case, 2 and 29 are 58's prime factors.

## Pair Factors of 58

The pair factors of 58 are the two numbers that, when multiplied together, equal the number 58. The pair factors of 58 that are positive and negative are as follows.

Hence, the positive pairs of 58 are (1, 58) and (2,29). The negative pairs of 58 are (-1, -58) and (-2, -29).

## Tree Diagram

The tree diagram of 58

## Factors of 58 by Division Method

The division method can be used to find all the factors of 58. The number 58 can be divided in this way by several integers. The integers are the factors of 58 if they divide 58 evenly and without leaving a residue. Let's discuss how to divide 58 to discover its factors using the division method.

\[58\div 1 = 58\] (Remainder is 0)

\[58\div 2 = 29\] (Remainder is 0)

\[58\div 29 = 2\] (Remainder is 0)

\[58\div 58 = 1\] (Remainder is 0)

Try to divide 58 with any other integers. You will not receive a quotient with a remainder of 0. Hence through this method, the factors of 58 are found as 1, 2, 29, and 58.

## Solved Examples

1: What is the HCF of 58 and 70?

Ans: Initially find the prime factors of 58 and 70.

Prime factors of 58 are 2, 29. Prime factorization of 58 done below:

\[58 = 2 \times 29\]

Prime factors of 70 are 2, 5, 7. Prime factorization of 70 is done below:

\[70 = 2\times 5 \times 7\]

The HCF is the highest common factor of the two numbers. Here, the highest common factor between 58 and 70 is 2. Hence the HCF of 58 and 70 is 2.

2: Find the common factors of 58 and 31.

Ans: Here, the factors of 58 are 1, 2, 29 and 58.

The factors of 31 are 31 and 1.

Hence, the common factor of 58 and 31 is 1.

3: What is the sum of all positive factors of 58?

Ans: Here, the factors of 58 are 1, 2, 29 and 58.

Sum = 1 + 2 + 29 + 58 = 90

Hence the sum of all factors of 58 is 90.

4: Find the common factors of 58 and 100.

Ans: Finding the factors of 58:

\[58 = 1\times 2\times29\]

The prime factors of 58 are 2,29

\[100 = 1\times 2 \times 2\times 5\times 5\]

The prime factors of 100 are 2 and 5.

The factors of 100 are \[1, 2, 2\times 2, 5, 2\times 5, 2\times 2 \times5 , 5\times 5, 2\times 5\times 5, 5\times 5 \times 2 \times 2\].

The factors of 100 are 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, and 100.

Hence, the common factor of 58 and 100 are 1 and 2.

## Conclusion

In this topic page, we get knowledge of factors of the number 58 and also the prime factor of the number 58. By using a tree diagram, we can get factors and prime factors of 58.

## Key Features

To find the factors of 58 we can use a factor tree.

The factors of 58 are 1, 2, 29, 58 and their negative counterparts.

The factor pairs of 58 are \[1 \times 58\], \[2\times 29\], \[-1\times -58\] and \[2\times-29\].

## Practice Problems

1. What is the sum of all factors of 29?

Answer: 0

2. What are the factors of 20?

Answer: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, -1, -2, -4, -5, -10, -20.

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## FAQs on Factors of 58

1. Is 54 a factor of 58?

No, 54 is not a factor of 58. If 58 is divided by 54, it leaves a quotient of 1 and a remainder of 4, and hence, 54 is not a factor of 58.

2. Why is 2 not a composite number?

A composite number has at least one factor except 1 and itself. But 2 has only 2 factors - 1 and 2. Thus 2 is not a composite number.

3. What is the minimum number of factors of a composite number?

The composite number has more than 2 factors. The least number of factors of a composite number is 3.

4. What are the factors of 58?

The factors of 58 are 1,2,29,58,-1,-2,-29, and -58.