Jim's Square and square roots questions

Determine the prime factorization of 4

answer: 4=2x2

is 4 a perfect square?

answer: yes because the prime factor, 2 appears an even number

a rectangle has an area of 64 m2, determine the prime factorization of 64

answer: 64:2x2x2x2x2x2

is 64 a perfect square

answer: yes because the prime factor 2 appears an even number

Write the prime factorization of each number, Identify the perfect square

42:2x3x7 this is not a perfect square

169:13x13 this is a perfect square

256:2x2x2x5 this is a perfect square

## Friday, December 18, 2009

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