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MAT0018 Additional resources - Oliver: Factor Tree for Prime Factorization

Additional resources that may prove useful to MAT0018 Developmental I math students

Prime factoring

  • Factor Tree (to find the prime factorization of a number)

                  

  • Notice that it doesn't matter how you start factoring, you will always end up with the same set of prime factors.

         Here's how you would write it ... 2 x 2 x 3 x 3

  • Here's another example:

             2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3

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