i do not understand the fundamental theorem of arithmetic ....!!!???

Asked by  | 28th Mar, 2009, 11:50: AM

Expert Answer:

In number theory and algebraic number theory, the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic (or Unique-Prime-Factorization Theorem) states that any integer greater than 1 can be written as a unique product (up to ordering of the terms) of prime numbers. For example,

are two examples of numbers satisfying the hypothesis of the theorem, that can be written as the product of prime numbers. Intuitively, this theorem characterizes prime numbers uniquely in the sense that they are the "core of all numbers".

Yes it can be done like following:

2 |72

2|36

2|18

3|9

3|3

1|1

Hence 72=23 32

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2009, 02:01: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.