Prime factorization is factoring out a number of its prime factors. A primary number is a number times by 1 and itself. A composite number has more than two factors. 1 can not be a prime factor since it only has one factor, which is only 1.
1. List all the factors of 144.
1,2,3,4,6,8,9,12,16,18,24,36,48,72, and 144
2. Remember, find only the prime factors.
2 and 3
3. Use that prime factor(s) to multiply to get to 144.
Optional: if you want to take it a step further, you can use exponents.
Remember to use orders of operations or known as PEMDAS.
Remember that multiplication, division and addition and subtraction are read left to right.
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