Is there a method one can use to obtain the prime factorization of a certain number?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

For example:

Find the prime factorization of 4^{9}+ 3^{9}. [MathFest2004]

I realize that I can re-write the expression as 2^{9}.2^{9}+3^{9}, but that's about as far as I can go.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Prime factorization

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**