5.3 notes - (Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic Every whole...

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5.3 Primes and the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic A prime number is a whole number p >1 whose only factors are 1 and p. Whole numbers N >2 which are not prime are called composite. Primes: 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,27,29 This method is called the Sieve of Eratosthenes. Pg 118 Theorem 3.4
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Unformatted text preview: (Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic). Every whole number N>1 can be written as a product of primes, and this can be done in only one way. Proof on page 119 ****(Important) Prime Factorization: 80 8 10 2 2 2 2 5 Exponential Form of Prime Factorization: 2*2*2*2*5= (2 4 +5)...
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