# Prime decomposition of 261

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The number 261 is a composite number because 261 can be divided by one, by itself and at least by 3 and 29. A composite number is an integer that can be divided by at least another natural number, besides itself and 1, without leaving a remainder (divided exactly).

The factorization or decomposition of 261 = 32•29. Notice that here, it is written in exponential form.

The prime factors of 261 are 3 and 29. It is the list of the integer's prime factors.

The number of prime factors of 261 is 2.

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