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**Unformatted text preview: **as a multiplication of two whole numbers greater than one. A number written as the product of its ________________________ is called its prime factorization. One method to help us find the prime factorization of a number is the tree diagram. Prime Factorization by a tree diagram: Ex 1: Determine the prime factorization of these numbers. a) 24 b) 36 c) 81 Perfect square: A perfect square is a number that is the product of the ___________ two factors. It has only an ____________ number of prime factors. Examples of perfect squares:___________________________________________________________________________ Check to see...

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