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anonymous
 one year ago
Is it possible for a composite number to have more than one prime factorization?
anonymous
 one year ago
Is it possible for a composite number to have more than one prime factorization?

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xapproachesinfinity
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1nn every composite number has a unique prime factorization

xapproachesinfinity
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that is to say 6=2x3 is the same as 6=3x2 this is a unique factorization

xapproachesinfinity
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that is the fundamental theorem of arithmetics any number if it is not prime can be written uniquely as prime factorization

xapproachesinfinity
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1for that reason we say the primes are the building blocks of mathematics

xapproachesinfinity
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i forgot to say the answer is no! what is said means there no more that one way

xapproachesinfinity
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1taking into account that if N is composite and a and b are primes such that N=axb is the same as N=bxa so that is one way only
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