In Chapter 1, you learned about factors and about prime numbers. It is sometimes useful to represent a number as the product of all of its prime factors. For example, the number
We can then use exponents to write repeated multiplication, showing that the of
Write the prime factorization of each of the numbers below. Use exponents to represent repeated multiplication.
Separate the number into all of its primes.
Use exponents to simplify the repeated multiplication.
Follow the steps outlined in part (a). Remember to use exponents!
Follow the steps outlined in part (a). Check your work to make sure the product of the prime factors is
Follow the steps outlined in part (a). It may also be helpful to think about how
relates to , and then use your answer from part (a) as a starting point.