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Prime Factor Tree Discovering Prime Factors  of Any Number 100’s of free ppt’s from  www.pptpoint.com  library
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Definitions Prime Number – An integer whose only factors  are 1 and itself. Factor – a number that can divide another  number without a remainder. Prime Factors – an expression of numbers that  divides another integer without a remainder  where all the factors are prime.
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Let’s Choose a Number Let’s use 36 Choose any 2 factors  – let’s use 9 and 4 Now let’s factor these  numbers, too Next, arrange them  from least to greatest Last, re-write as  exponents 36 4 9 x 2 2 x x 3 3 2 2 x 3 2 2 2 3 3 x x
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Let’s Try That Again! Let’s use 36 again
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Unformatted text preview: Choose any 2 factors lets use 3 and 12 Now lets factor these numbers, too Oops, 6 is not prime - lets factor again! Next, arrange them from least to greatest Last, re-write as exponents Look, its the same answer! 36 3 x x 2 6 12 3 x 3 x x 3 2 2 x 2 x 3 x x 2 3 2 2 x 3 2 Lets Re-Cap Composite numbers are made up of factors In a Prime Factor Tree, the goal is to keep reducing each factor to its lowest possible prime factors When you have all the prime factors identified, re-arrange them from least to greatest and re-write them as exponents...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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