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prime factor

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Idea

For nn \in \mathbb{N} a natural number a prime factor is a prime number pp \in \mathbb{N} which divides nn, hence such that there is kk \in \mathbb{N} with kp=nk \cdot p = n.

The prime factorization of a natural number is its expression entirely as a product of prime factors.

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