Hi everyone,

I am about to start a computing course at a university. One of the 'modules' will obviously be mathematics. I'm not worried about the computing side of my studies. It's my maths that worries me. I will have to learn a lot. I started browsing the internet in search of some tutorials to refresh my memory and will probably have a lot of questions for you guys.

My first question is related to prime factorisation. How should I approach such a task? For example, I've got a number 1734 - how would I start analysing it to get:

1734 = 2 X 3 X 17^2

thanks in advance

portia