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

Answer 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 »

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How to Find the Largest Prime Factor of Two Factorials?

The factorial function symbol that comes after a number is represented by an exclamation point. When you see this symbol you should write out the series of descending natural numbers and then multi... Read More »

How to Find Prime & Composite Factors?

By definition, a prime number is only evenly divisible by itself, or the number 1, and it is greater than 1. If a number is composite, you can divide it evenly by numbers other than 1. For example,... 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 »

How to Find the Greatest Common Factor Using Prime Factorization?

The greatest common factor of a set of numbers is the largest number that will divide into each number within the set evenly. One of the most-efficient methods of finding the greatest common factor... Read More »