How to Factor Composite Numbers?

Answer Natural numbers are made up of prime and composite numbers. Prime numbers are only those that can evenly be divided by 1 and the number itself, such as 7 and 23. Composite numbers include all numbe... Read More »

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How to Find the Largest Prime Factor of a Composite Number?

The relationship between a composite -- a positive integer that is not a prime number -- and prime numbers is that the former can be expressed as a product of latter. A prime number, by definition,... Read More »

How to Write a Composite Number As a Product of Prime Numbers?

The fundamental theorem of arithmetic says that every number can be factored in a unique way. On the surface of it, this seems wrong. For example, 6 x 4 and 2 x 12 look to be two different ways to ... Read More »

Prime & Composite Numbers Games for Fifth Graders?

An important topic in fifth grade math classes involves differentiating between prime numbers and composite numbers. Primes, such as the number 11, have only two natural number divisors: 1, and the... Read More »

How to Factor Numbers & Expressions?

Factoring is the process of taking a number or expression and breaking it down or dividing it to its simplest form. The process takes its name from the act of determining factors, the combination o... Read More »