How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

Example 1: Find the prime factorization of 40 and express it in exponential notation. I begin by listing the first few prime numbers in increasing order. The goal is to keep dividing the given number by an appropriate prime number

How do you find prime factorization of a number?

We call this process prime factorization, the breaking down of a number into the prime numbers that multiply to the original number. For example, the prime factorization of 6 is 2 * 3. Once

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