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Prime factorization of

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72
asked Feb 7, 2013 in PRE-ALGEBRA by andrew Scholar

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We can calculate prime factorization of 72 as below.

72/2=36

36/2 = 18

18/2 = 9

9/3 = 3

3/3 = 1

Answer= 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3

Here 2's are 3 so it is equal to 23

Here 3's are 2 so it is equal to 32

There fore, the prime factorization of 72 is 23 × 32

answered Feb 7, 2013 by britally Apprentice
edited Feb 7, 2013 by britally
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Prime factorization of 72.

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72 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3

= 23 × 32.

The prime factorization of 72 can be written as : 23 × 32.

answered Jun 30, 2014 by lilly Expert

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