# SOLUTION: Prime factors for Mathematics have been likened to atoms in the study of matter. By comparison, discuss the importance of this.

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 Question 580624: Prime factors for Mathematics have been likened to atoms in the study of matter. By comparison, discuss the importance of this.Answer by dfrazzetto(277)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Just as atoms are the "fundamental" building blocks of matter, so too are prime factors the building blocks of all real numbers They are the smallest integer factors that any given number can be reduced to.