The following is my explanation of why it is false that the prime factorization of 72 is 2 * 4 * 9.

It is false that the prime factorization of 72 is 2 * 4 * 9, because 4 and 9 are not prime numbers. 4 can be further simplified to 2 * 2, and 9 can be further simplified to 3 * 3.

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