Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set: 19

Answer

composite, 2*2*3*3

Work Step by Step

Begin by selecting any two numbers, excluding 1 and 36, whose product is 36. Here is one possibility: 36 = 4 * 9 Because the factor 4 and 9 are not prime, 36 = 4 * 9 This is our first factorization. 36 = 2*2*3*3 Factor 4 and 9. Notice that 2 and 3 are both prime. The prime factorization of 36 is 2*2*3*3
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