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anonymous
 5 years ago
When simplified, the numerical value of 222 + 1 has three prime factors. Determine these three different prime factors of 222 + 1.
anonymous
 5 years ago
When simplified, the numerical value of 222 + 1 has three prime factors. Determine these three different prime factors of 222 + 1.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0222+ 1 = 223 and isnt 223 a prime number itself? so it cannot have 3 prime factors

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh wait it says when simplified. um maybe its a different answer in that case. sorry. can anybody confirm my reply?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, you're right. 223 is a prime, so it has only two distinct factors (by definition): 1 and itself.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks for confirming! so it technically cannot be simplfied any further because its prime itself.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"Simplified" is probably a wrong word to use. It has no nontrivial divisors / factors. 1 qualifies as trivial. :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhhhh okay. thanks for the clarification :)
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