# Solutions to Questions on Prime Factorization

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## Answer the following questions on prime factorization.

Which of the following is not a prime factorization?

a) 20 = 2×10 , b) 14 = 2×7 , c) 64 = 4^{ 3} , d) 120 = 2^{ 3} × 15

__Solution__

Prime factorization involves only prime numbers. Hence The following are not prime factorization.

a) 20 = 2×10 ; 10 is not a prime number.

c) 64 = 4^{ 3} ; 4 is not a prime number.

What is the prime factorization of the following numbers?

a) 28 , b) 32 , c) 100 , d) 126 , e) 900

__Solution__

Prime factorization of the above are.

a) 28 = 2 × 2 × 7 = 2^{ 2} × 7

b) 32 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 2 ^{ 5}

c) 100 = 2 × 2 × 5 × 5 = 2^{ 2} × 5^{ 2}

d) 126 = 2 × 3 × 3 × 7 = 2 × 3^{ 2} × 7

e) 900 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 5 × 5 = 2^{ 2} 3^{ 2} 5^{ 2}

Two numbers A and B are given by: A = 2^{ 3} × 5^{ 2} × 11 and B = 2^{ 2} × 5 × 13. What is the prime factorization of A×B?

__Solution__

Prime factorization.

A×B = (2^{ 3} × 5^{ 2} × 11 ) × (2^{ 2} × 5 × 13) = 2 × 2 × 2 × 5 × 5 × 11 × 2 × 2 × 5 × 13

= 2^{ 5} × 5^{ 3} × 11 × 13

Find the prime factorization of 100 and 70 and then the prime factorization of 7000 knowing that 7000 = 100 × 70

__Solution__

Prime factorization of 100 and 70.

100 = 2^{ 2} × 5^{ 2}

70 = 2 × 5 × 7

Use the fact that 7000 = 100 × 70 to find the prime factorization 7000.

7000 = 100 × 70 = (2^{ 2} × 5^{ 2}) × (2 × 5 × 7) = 2 × 2 × 5 × 5 × 2 × 5 × 7 = 2^{ 3} × 5^{ 3} × 7

a) Find the prime factorization of 10.

b) Use the result in part a) and the fact that 100 = 10 × 10 to find the prime factorization of 100.

c) Use the result in part a) and the fact that 1000 = 10 × 10× 10 to find the prime factorization of 1000.

d) Use the results in parts a), b) and c) to find a pattern of prime factorization and find the prime factorization of 1000,000.

__Solution__

a) Prime factorization of 10.

10 = 2× 5

b) Prime factorization of 100.

100 = 10 × 10 = 10^{ 2} = (2× 5) × (2× 5) = 2^{ 2} 5^{ 2}

c) Prime factorization of 1000.

1000 = 10 × 10 × 10 = 10^{ 3} = (2× 5) × (2× 5) × (2× 5) = 2^{ 3} 5^{ 3}

d) Prime factorization of 1000,000 using the above pattern.

1000,000 = 10^{ 6} = 2^{ 6} 5^{ 6}

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