## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$2\times17$
A number is prime if it has only two factors: 1 and itself. We know that the factors of 34 are 1, 2, 17, and 34. 2 is a prime number, so we can divide 34 by 2 $34\div2=17$ 17 is also a prime number Therefore, the prime factorization of 34 is $2\times17$.