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A number is written with the following factorization: 22 X 3 X 54 X 8 X 112. Is this factorization a prime
factorization? Explain why or why not. If it is not correct, give the correct prime factorization of the
number.

Princess
I didn't know
I need help please 
anime lover
hopefully i am right...
No it is not correct because 22,54,8 and 112 aren't prime numbers 
Princess
OK but why

Steve
so, to get the correct factorization, factor all the nonprimes:
22 * 3 * 54 * 8 * 112
= 2*11*3*2*3^3*2^3*2^4*7
= 2^9 * 3^4 * 7 * 11 
Princess
come on

Princess
so OK

Princess
Explain why or why not. If it is not correct, give the correct prime factorization of the
number. 
Princess
how to Explain why or why not. If it is not correct, give the correct prime factorization of the
number. 
Steve
all of the questions you keep asking have been answered above. I think you need to review what it means to be prime.

Princess
come on

Princess
OK bye

Damon
Look Princess, we went through this when you were trying to simplify fractions.
22 for example is 2 * 11
2 and 11 can not be factored any further. They are "prime"
then 44 = 2 * 22
that is NOT Enough (not prime factors)
because 22 can be factored as we know
so
44 = 2 * 2 * 11 that does it
now 2*2 is often written as two to the power two
or
2 * 2 = 2^2
so
44 = 2^2 * 11 
Anonymous
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foxie/wolfie
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robot189
This is not a prime factorization. 2 is prime, so is 3, and 5, as well as 11, but 8 is not prime. 8 can be broken down into 2^3.
Plug this back in. 2^2 x 3 x 5^4 x 2^3 x 11^2=2^5 x 3 x 5^4 x 11^2
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