Flashcards - FTCE Middle Grades Math: Factoring

Flashcards - FTCE Middle Grades Math: Factoring
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composite number
A composite number is a positive integer that can be formed by multiplying together two smaller positive integers
prime number
A prime number is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself
the greatest common factor
In mathematics, the greatest common divisor of two or more integers, when at least one of them is not zero, is the largest positive integer that divides the numbers without a remainder
factor tree
In number theory, integer factorization is the decomposition of a composite number into a product of smaller integers
prime factorization
In number theory, the prime factors of a positive integer are the prime numbers that divide that integer exactly
least common multiple
In arithmetic and number theory, the least common multiple, lowest common multiple, or smallest common multiple of two integers a and b, usually denoted by LCM, is the smallest positive integer that is divisible by both a and b

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