Create a method to find the factors of any real number?

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create a method to find the factors of any real number ? and then use it to find the factors of 45000 ???
 
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Answer:You cannot factor every real number. You can only factor integers.
 
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ok .... i am sorry .... i meant integers
 

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Just reduce it step by step: 45000=(45)(1000)=(5)(9)(10)(10)(10)=(2^3)(3^2)(5^4)
 

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What I learned in elementary school is to divide successively by all primes until you get 1 in the quotient.
45000 / 2
22500 / 2
11250 / 2
5625 / 3
1875 / 3
625 / 5
125 / 5
25 / 5
5 / 5
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[tex]45000 =2^3*3^2*5^4[/tex]
 
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elaborating on SGT's and Galileo's, all the factors of 4500 are any combinations of their prime factorizations. maybe you got that.. but some kids don't...

at any rate, this sounds more like a homework problem than a teaser...
 
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Factorise 9875635421
I dare ya!!

[think]my homework will be finished soon![/think]

-- AI
 

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