- 197 is a prime number.
- Prime factorization: 197 is prime.
- The exponent of prime number 197 is 1. Adding 1 to that exponent we get (1 + 1) = 2. Therefore 197 has exactly 2 factors.
- Factors of 197: 1, 197
- Factor pairs: 197 = 1 x 197
- 197 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √197 ≈ 14.0356688

**How do we know that ****197**** is a prime number?** If 197 were not a prime number, then it would be divisible by at least one prime number less than or equal to √197 ≈ 14. Since 197 cannot be divided evenly by 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, or 13, we know that 197 is a prime number.

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