How to find prime factorization

What is prime factorization

Prime factorization is where you find the product of primes. This means it is a multiplication sentence that contains prime numbers.

Factor is a number that is multiplied with another to create a product.

Prime means the number has only two factors one and itself.

Composite means the number has multiple factors.

Steps to find prime factorization


1. Identify if the number is prime or composite

2. Identify two factors that can be multiplied into the number

3. Show your multiplication as a tree and circle the prime numbers

4. Continue to factor each number not circled until you have all primes (all circled)

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