## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Starting with $2$ $36 = 2*2*3*3$ Starting with $3$ $36 = 3*3*2*2$ The order of division did not change the answers
Starting with $2$ $36÷2 = 18$ $18÷2 = 9$ $9÷3=3$ $3÷3=1$ $36 = 2*2*3*3$ Starting with $3$ $36÷3 = 12$ $12÷3 = 4$ $4÷2=2$ $2÷2=1$ $36 = 3*3*2*2$