Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.2 - Prime and Composite Numbers - Concept Quiz 1.2 - Page 12: 4



Work Step by Step

The prime factored form of a composite number must only be made of prime numbers. Since 6 is a composite number which can further be simplified as a combination of prime numbers ($6=2\times3$), the question statement is incorrect. The correct prime factored form of $24$ is: $24=2\times2\times2\times3$
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