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A factor string consists of any factors (except 1) that multiply to equal the number. Prime factorization consists of only prime numbers that multiply to equal the number. In the case where the factors of the original number consists only of primes, there is no difference.

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Q: What is the difference between a factor string and prime factorization?
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Which expression is the prime factorization?

The longest factor string is the prime factorization

What is a longest factor string?

The prime factorization is the longest factor sting.

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The longest factor string of any composite number is its prime factorization.

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When all of the factors are prime. The longest factor string is the prime factorization.

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The prime factorization of 85 is: 5 x 17

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Not really. A factor string is a multiplication sentence. A factor tree is a way of notating the process of finding the prime factorization of a given number. End result: 4 x 9 can be a factor string for 36, but can't be a prime factorization. The prime factorization of 36 is 2 x 2 x 3 x 3.

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