### Ladder Help

1. Start with smallest prime factor.

2. Divide the number by it.

3. Write prime factor on right.

4. Place the quotient below.

5. Repeat with same prime factor.

6. Move to next prime factor if not divisible.

7. Continue until 1.

8. Numbers on the right are prime factors.

### What is Ladder?

The ladder method involves repeatedly dividing the number by the smallest prime numbers, starting from 2 until the quotient becomes 1. The divisors are arranged in a ladder formation, hence the method name is ladder.