# Simple Factoring Problem

• Oct 19th 2010, 05:40 PM
Brimley
Simple Factoring Problem
Can anyone show me how 2 can be factored into primes in $Z[i]$ ?

Much thanks, Brim
• Oct 19th 2010, 08:10 PM
tonio
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brimley
Can anyone show me how 2 can be factored into primes in $Z[i]$ ?

Much thanks, Brim

$2=(1+i)(1-i)$

Tonio
• Oct 19th 2010, 09:55 PM
Brimley
Much thanks Tonio!