Prime decomposition of 72
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The number 72 is a composite number because 72 can be divided by one, by itself and at least by 2 and 3. A composite number is an integer that can be divided by at least another natural number, besides itself and 1, without leaving a remainder (divided exactly).
The factorization or decomposition of 72 = 23•32. Notice that here, it is written in exponential form.
The prime factors of 72 are 2 and 3. It is the list of the integer's prime factors.
The number of prime factors of 72 is 2.
Factor tree or prime decomposition for 72
As 72 is a composite number, we can draw its factor tree:
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