Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Summary Exercises - Fraction Basics - Page 141: 27



Work Step by Step

In order to find the prime factorization by 10, we can try to divide 10 by the first prime number, 2. $10\div2=5$ The number 5 itself is a prime number. Therefore, the prime factorization of 10 is $2\times5$.
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