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# State the fundamental theorem of arithmetic. # State the fundamental theorem of arithmetic.

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Polynomial arithmetic asked 2021-02-16
State the fundamental theorem of arithmetic.

## Answers (1) 2021-02-17

Every integer greater than 1 either is a prime number itself or can be represented as the product of prime numbers and that, moreover, this representation is unique, up to (except for) the order of the factors.
For example, $$20=2^2 \times 5 = 2\times2\times5$$

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