Factoring is another way of thinking about a number that is the answer to a multiplication problem. It is helpful to be able to factor numbers because it will help us to make numbers easier to work with when multiplying.

Check out the video link below.

http://mathantics.com/files/VideoLessons/Arithmetic/Factoring.mp4

Now try to factor these numbers by listing all the different ways you can multiply its factors to get the number.

**For example: 48****48 = 4×12; 2×24, 3×16, 2x2x12, 2x2x2x2x3, 8×6, 1×48****Therefore: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 16, 24 & 48 are factors of 48**

- What are the factors of:
- 36
- 50
- 81
- 21
- 75

**EXTRA PRACTICE: LIST THE FACTORS #1 LIST THE FACTORS #2**