Re: Prime Factorization Help

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**JJ07** i just tryed a random number, such as 84961 and nothing goes into it, apart from 1. Is that correct? so 84961 cannot be a prime number thus cannot be factorized yes?

Your understanding is not quite correct. You are right in saying that 84961 cannot be factorized, but *because* 84961 has no prime factors (it is only divisible by 1 and itself), it is a Prime Number.

You can check whether or not an integer is a prime number via online web sites such as this one: Prime Factors Function