Prime Factorization Calculator

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Find the prime factorization of $$$75$$$.

Solution

Start with the number $$$2$$$.

Determine whether $$$75$$$ is divisible by $$$2$$$.

Since it is not divisible, move to the next prime number.

The next prime number is $$$3$$$.

Determine whether $$$75$$$ is divisible by $$$3$$$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $$$75$$$ by $$$\color{green}{3}$$$: $$$\frac{75}{3} = \color{red}{25}$$$.

Determine whether $$$25$$$ is divisible by $$$3$$$.

Since it is not divisible, move to the next prime number.

The next prime number is $$$5$$$.

Determine whether $$$25$$$ is divisible by $$$5$$$.

It is divisible, thus, divide $$$25$$$ by $$$\color{green}{5}$$$: $$$\frac{25}{5} = \color{red}{5}$$$.

The prime number $$$\color{green}{5}$$$ has no other factors then $$$1$$$ and $$$\color{green}{5}$$$: $$$\frac{5}{5} = \color{red}{1}$$$.

Since we have obtained $$$1$$$, we are done.

Now, just count the number of occurences of the divisors (green numbers), and write down the prime factorization: $$$75 = 3 \cdot 5^{2}$$$.

Answer

The prime factorization is $$$75 = 3 \cdot 5^{2}$$$A.