## At A Glance

### Prime factorization

You know what prime numbers are and how to identify them. In this tutorial, we'll see that *all* positive whole numbers can be broken down into products of prime numbers (In some way, prime numbers are the "atoms" of the number world that can be multiplied to create any other number). Besides being a fascinating idea, it is also extremely useful. Prime factorization can be used to decrypt encrypted information!

Topics: Algebra, General Mathematics
Cost: Free

## Overview

### Description

You know what prime numbers are and how to identify them. In this tutorial, we'll see that all positive whole numbers can be broken down into products of prime numbers (In some way, prime numbers are the "atoms" of the number world that can be multiplied to create any other number). Besides being a fascinating idea, it is also extremely useful. Prime factorization can be used to decrypt encrypted information!

### Details

• Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
• Level of Difficulty: Beginner
• Size: One-on-One
• Instructor: Sal Khan
• Cost: Free