Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter R - Section R.1 - Factors and the Least Common Multiple - Exercise Set: 59

Answer

a. 2 * 2 * 2 * 5 b. 2 * 2 * 2 * 5 c. The prime factorization of a and b are the same.

Work Step by Step

a. 2 * 20 = 2 * 4 * 5 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 5 b. 4 * 10 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 5 c. The results of a and b are identical because there is only one prime factorization of any number regardless of what factors you start with.
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