Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.3 Factors - 2.3 Exercises: 42

Answer

$2^{3}\times13$

Work Step by Step

In order to find the prime factorization of 104, we can try to divide 104 by the first prime, 2. $104\div2=52$ Try to divide 52 by 2. $52\div2=26$ Try to divide 26 by 2. $26\div2=13$ 13 itself is a prime number, so we cannot simplify any more. The prime factorization of 104 is $2\times2\times2\times13=2^{3}\times13$.
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