- 167 is a prime number.
- Prime factorization: 167 is prime.
- The exponent of prime number 167 is 1. Adding 1 to that exponent we get (1 + 1) = 2. Therefore 167 has exactly 2 factors.
- Factors of 167: 1, 167
- Factor pairs: 167 = 1 x 167
- 167 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √167 ≈ 12.9228

**How do we know that ****167**** is a prime number?** If 167 were not a prime number, then it would be divisible by at least one prime number less than or equal to √167 ≈ 12.9. Since 167 cannot be divided evenly by 2, 3, 5, 7, or 11, we know that 167 is a prime number.

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