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Can someone explain this to me plese:

to factor a number you....


and then can you explain to me

To factor an algebraic expression into prime factors means.....

thanks




This is how I would complete these two sentences.

To factor a number, you break it down into smaller parts.

To factor an algebraic expression into prime factors means to rewrite the expression in simplest form.

I hope this helps and is what you were asking.

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