anonymous
  • anonymous
how do you find the prime factorization of 72
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Well what are two numbers you can think of which multiply to yield 72?
anonymous
  • anonymous
keep factoring 72. easiest way is keep dividing by 2.
anonymous
  • anonymous
72/2 = 36. 36/2 = 18. 18/2 = 9. 9/3 = 3 so your factors are: 2 2 2 3 3

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anonymous
  • anonymous
i think
anonymous
  • anonymous
yup
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[72 = 8*9 = 2^3*3^2\]

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