What is the prime factorization of 48?

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#48 = 2xx2xx2xx2xx3#

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Write 48 as the product if any two factors:

#48 = color(red)(8)xxcolor(blue)(6)" write each number as factors"#
#48 = color(red)(2xx4)xxcolor(blue)(2xx3)#
#48 = color(red)(2xx2xx2)xxcolor(blue)(2xx3)" continue until they are all prime"#

It does not matter what factors you start with.

#48 =color(red)( 4)color(blue)(xx12)#
#48= color(red)(2xx2)color(blue)(xx2xx6)#
#48 = color(red)(2xx2)color(blue)(xx2xx2xx3)#

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