# What is the prime factorization of 3?

## How to use the tool

To calculate the prime factors of 3 enter a number in the field below and press decompose:

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## Answer to the Factorization of 3

The factorization of 3 is equal to 3, because this is a prime number.

## Factor Tree of 3

The prime factor tree of 3 is an illustration that shows how the number 3 is decomposed into its fundamental prime factors, as 2, 3 and 5. This visual representation helps you understand the underlying structure of the number and how it is formed from smaller prime numbers.

Look at the following tree:

 3 3 1

## Steps to Factor the Number 3

### 1. Obtaining the Prime Factors:

The number 3 is a prime number, which means it has no prime factors other than itself and 1.

The prime factor of 3 is just 3.

### 2. Factorization Expression:

Write the factorization of the number 3 using its only prime factor. The complete factorization of 3 is:

3 = 3

These steps show how the number 3 can be factored into its prime components, which is helpful in understanding its structure and mathematical properties.