Occasionally, I’ll put a factor cake on this blog, but until today, I haven’t really shown you how to MAKE a factor cake. I made this simple gif to show you how to make a factor cake from start to finish. You can watch it over and over again if you like. Just repeatedly divide by the smallest prime number divisor.

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Here’s more about the number 1144:

- 1144 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1144 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 11 × 13, which can be written 1144 = 2³ × 11 × 13
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 3, 1, and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (3 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 4 × 2 × 2 = 16. Therefore 1144 has exactly 16 factors.
- Factors of 1144: 1, 2, 4, 8, 11, 13, 22, 26, 44, 52, 88, 104, 143, 286, 572, 1144
- Factor pairs: 1144 = 1 × 1144, 2 × 572, 4 × 286, 8 × 143, 11 × 104, 13 × 88, 22 × 52, or 26 × 44
- Taking the factor pair with the largest square number factor, we get √1144 = (√4)(√286) = 2√286 ≈ 33.82307

1144 is obviously divisible by **11**, but it isn’t so obvious that 1144 is the sum of the twenty-two prime numbers from **11** to 101.

1144 is the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean triple:

440-1056-1144 which is (5-12-13) times 88

1144 is palindrome 3223 in BASE 7 because 3(7³) + 2(7²) + 2(7) +3(1) = 1144