Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.3 Factors - 2.3 Exercises: 32

Answer

$2^{3}$

Work Step by Step

In order to find the prime factorization of 8, we can try to divide 8 by the first prime, 2. $8\div2=4$ Try to divide 4 by 2. $4\div2=2$ 2 itself is a prime number, so we cannot simplify any more. The prime factorization of 8 is $2\times2\times2=2^{3}$.
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