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Prime Factorization How can a number be broken down into smaller parts?
Factor Pairs You just worked with factor pairs. 2 and 15 are factor pairs of 30. Example
Factor Pair Example
Prime VS. Composite
Prime Vs. Composite Prime Number = has only two factors, one and itself Composite Number = has more than two factors One = neither prime nor composite.
Use a Factor Tree or Stack Method to complete prime factorization Hint: Always start with the lowest prime number 2 when factoring. If 2 doesn’t divide in, then try 3. Write the prime factorization of 48.
Write the prime factorization of 45.
Summary How can a number be broken down into smaller parts?
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