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**Objective: Find the prime factorization of a composite number.**

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A Prime Number: is a whole number greater than 1 that has exactly 2 factors, 1 and itself. Examples: 2 = 1 × = 1 × = 1 × and 7, 11, 13 … A Composite Number is a whole number greater than 1 that has more than two factors. Examples: 4 = 1,2,4 6= 1,2,3,6 and 8, 9, 10 …

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**Determine whether the number is prime or composite.**

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Prime Factorization: Every composite number can be written as a product of prime numbers. This product is the prime factorization. You can use a factor tree to find the prime factorization. Examples: Method 1 60 Method 2 1

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**Examples: Find the prime factorization.**

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Homework: Determine whether each number is prime or composite. 22 44 13 39 81 31 Find the prime factorization of each number. 96 42 99 64

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