Posted by **Beth** on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 11:04am.

Use a factor tree to write 1575 as a product of prime factors. You

should display your factor tree in your answer.

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 12:15pm
I would start with the prime 5

5*315

5*5*63

5*5*3*21

5*5*3*3*7

check that.

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**drwls**, Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 12:17pm
I don't know what a factor tree is, but I'd start by dividing by 25, which is 5x5. Any number ending in 25 or 75 is divisible by that.

1575/(5x5) = 63 = 9x7 = 3x3x7

That leads to 3x3x5x5x7 = 1575

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