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 Why prime factorization ? Vijay Sringeri27-Sep-12 2:14 Vijay Sringeri 27-Sep-12 2:14
 Hi, This is basically a math question, but very much applicable to many of the computer algorithms. I know the fact that, - Any integer can be expressed as product of prime factors. - Prime factors can be used to find LCM and HCF - Prime factors can be used to check whether a number divides "N" ( N - Integer ) - Etc.. Etc... My question is.. Why this unique ability for prime numbers ? How is it possible that, any number can be expressed as product of prime factors ? What is it, which makes these prime numbers special ? I just found this article on web, which was informative, but was little hard to understand. Can someone explain me this mystery behind prime numbers, any links web resources is much appreciated. Regards, Vijay Blog : Amusement of a speculative mind...[^] Projects : Amusement of a dilettante mind...[^]
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 Re: Why prime factorization ? Ravel H. Joyce27-Sep-12 6:49 Ravel H. Joyce 27-Sep-12 6:49
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 Re: Why prime factorization ? Ravi Bhavnani28-Sep-12 3:59 Ravi Bhavnani 28-Sep-12 3:59
 Re: Why prime factorization ? KP Lee28-Sep-12 23:00 KP Lee 28-Sep-12 23:00
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 Re: Why prime factorization ? KP Lee29-Sep-12 18:09 KP Lee 29-Sep-12 18:09
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 Re: Why prime factorization ? Jörgen Andersson27-Sep-12 2:36 Jörgen Andersson 27-Sep-12 2:36
 Re: Why prime factorization ? harold aptroot27-Sep-12 2:37 harold aptroot 27-Sep-12 2:37
 Re: Why prime factorization ? Ravi Bhavnani27-Sep-12 2:40 Ravi Bhavnani 27-Sep-12 2:40
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