February 24, 2017

Homework Help: making dot arrays

Posted by kris on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 6:12pm.

what are the numbers calleed that we cant use in 2 - row arrays

I'm curious to know what class is making dot-arrays? If you can give some kind of answer I'll try google searches to find and answer.
It's becoming apparent to me that the term array is being used with some specialized meaning I'm unaware of.
I also see now that at least 6 people have posted that question here, unsuccessfully too. Can you provide just a little more info for us?

my daughters 5th grade is doing arrays in math class

what do we call the number that cannot be arranged into 2 row arrays /

what do we call the numbers that cannot be arranged into 2-row arrays?

Okay, after doing a little research I think I understand how these terms are being used here. However, considering that I've gotten 0 feedback to the requests I've made, keep in mind that this is a guess on my part.
This concept of dot arrays and numbers appears to come from elementary math. Specifically, the arrays are being associated with the factorization of the positive integers.
We might think of them as rectangular grids of squares corresponding to the factorization of a number. The number 12 e.g., can be written as 4x3 and 2x6.
In the simplest form primes correspond to 1 row arrays. They cannot be written as any other product than 1xP for a prime P.
This means that two row arrays correspond to the even numbers and those that cannot be written as two row arrays are the odd numbers.
Does this make sense?

what do we call the numbers that cannot be arranged into 2-row arrays?
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How do you make a 14-dot array that has exactly two rows?

What are the numbers that cannot be arranged into 2-row arrays called?

how do you make a 14 dot array that has exactly two rows

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