1232 is divisible by 2 because it’s even.

It’s divisible by 4 because 32 is divisible by 4

It’s divisible by 8 because 232 is divisible by 8.

It also happens to be divisible by 16 and by 7.

It’s divisible by 11 because 1 – 2 + 3 – 2 = 0

1232 makes a delicious-looking factor cake:

From the factor cake, we see that 2 · 2 · 2 · 2 · 7 · 11 = 1232.

Here’s more about the number 1232:

- 1232 is a composite number.
- Prime factorization: 1232 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 7 × 11, which can be written 1232 = 2⁴ × 7 × 11
- The exponents in the prime factorization are 4, 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (4 + 1)(1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 5 × 2 × 2 = 20. Therefore 1232 has exactly 20 factors.
- Factors of 1232: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 16, 22, 28, 44, 56, 77, 88, 112, 154, 176, 308, 616, 1232
- Factor pairs: 1232 = 1 × 1232, 2 × 616, 4 × 308, 7 × 176, 8 × 154, 11 × 112, 14 × 88, 16 × 77, 22 × 56, or 28 × 44
- Taking the factor pair with the largest square number factor, we get √1232 = (√16)(√77) = 4√77 ≈ 35.09986

The odd prime factors of 1232 are **7** and **11**.

Stetson.edu informs us that (**7** × 8 × 9 × 10 × **11**) / (**7** + 8 + 9 + 10 + **11**) = 1232

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