Prime factorization is used to find prime factors of any given number. Prime numbers are numbers that only have factors of 1 and the number (like 3—the only factors of 3 are 1 and 3). Prime factorization allows you to easily find all the prime factors of a number, and all numbers have a prime factorization. There are several different ways to write prime factorization;...
Introduction To Factoring
A composite number is a number that can be written as the product of two positive integers other than 1 and the number itself. For example: 14 is a composite number because it can be written as 7 times 2. In this case, 7 and 2 are called factors of 14.
A composite expression is similar in that it can be written as the product of two or more expressions. For example:...