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>** Prime Factorization** <

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divided only by 1 or itself.

Said another way: a prime is a number whose only factors are itself and 1

For example, 17 is a prime number because its only factors are 1 and 17

Not: Factors" are the numbers you multiply together to get another number:

factors.

2 is the only factor, but you need three copies of it to multiply back

to 8, so the prime factorization includes all three.

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