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What Are the Factors of 85?

The factors of 85 are 1, 5, 17, 85.

Calcating the factors of 85 is straightforward. The first two factors - and sometimes the only two - are the number itself, and 1.


  1. Try 1. 1 x 85 = 85, so put these into our factor list.
    1...85

  2. Take 2... no good. 85/2 isn't a whole number. So we skip 2.

  3. Now take 3... no. 85/3 isn't a whole number. So we skip 3.

  4. Next try 4... no luck. 85/4 isn't a whole number. So we skip 4.

  5. Now try 5. 5 x 17 = 85, so put these into our factor list.
    15...1785

  6. Try 6... no good. 85/6 isn't a whole number. So we skip 6.

  7. Take 7... no. 85/7 isn't a whole number. So we skip 7.

  8. Now take 8... no luck. 85/8 isn't a whole number. So we skip 8.

  9. Next try 9... nope! 85/9 isn't a whole number. So we skip 9.

  10. Now, since we don't have any more numbers to try, we're done!
    151785


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