Prime factorizationPrime factorization is finding the factors of a number that are all prime numbers. Here's how you do it: Find 2 factors of your number (any 2). Then look at your 2 factors and determine if one or both of them is not prime. If it is not a prime, then continue by factoring it. Repeat this process until all your factors are prime. Here's an example: Find the prime factors of 84: 84 / \ 42 x 2 (84 is 42 times 2) / \ 21 x 2 (42 is 21 times 2) / \ 7 x 3 (21 is 7 times 3) (7 and 3 are both prime, so we stop!)So the prime factors of 84 are 7 x 3 x 2 x 2. Note: It's a good idea to memorize the prime numbers up to 100: 2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97 Now, here's a problem for you: Find the prime factors of 60: / \ __ x __ |