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anonymous
 one year ago
Is it possible for a composite number to have more than one prime factorization?Is is possible for a number to have no prime factors why?
anonymous
 one year ago
Is it possible for a composite number to have more than one prime factorization?Is is possible for a number to have no prime factors why?

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thomas5267
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Every positive number, except 1, can only have one prime factorization (exchanging the terms of the factorization is still considered as the same factorization). This is the fundamental theorem of arithmetic. 1 has no prime factors since 1 itself is not a prime. One of the reasons that 1 is not a prime because fundamental theorem of arithmetic is more complex when 1 is a prime.
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