# How do you use prime factorization?

##### 1 Answer

May 12, 2016

Please see below.

#### Explanation:

In mathematics we use them

- for simplifying fractions,
- for finding out HCF and LCM, the latter is again used to add fractions
- when you need to take a square root or cube root etc.

In fact they are used in umpteen way in daily practical life as well as complex applications such as

- Primality test
- Riemann hypothesis
- and last but not the least in RSA algorithm (for details see below).