Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.3 Factors - 2.3 Exercises: 37

Answer

$2^{2}\times17$

Work Step by Step

In order to find the prime factorization of 68, we can try to divide 68 by the first prime, 2. $68\div2=34$ Try to divide 34 by 2. $34\div2=17$ 17 itself is a prime number, so we cannot simplify any more. The prime factorization of 68 is $2\times2\times2\times17=2^{2}\times17$.
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