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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - Study Summary - Practice Exercises - Page 73: 9



Work Step by Step

Repeatedly factoring the smallest prime factor from the composite factor, the factors of $84$ are \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 84=2(42) \\\\ 84=2(2)(21) \\\\ 84=2(2)(3)(7) .\end{array} Hence, the prime factorization of $84$ is $ 84=2^2\cdot3\cdot7 .$
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