A factor that is a prime number.

In other words: any of the prime numbers that can be multiplied to give the original number.

Example: 3 is a prime factor of 15, and so is 5, because 3×5=15 and 3 and 5 are prime numbers.

See: Prime Number

In other words: any of the prime numbers that can be multiplied to give the original number.

Example: 3 is a prime factor of 15, and so is 5, because 3×5=15 and 3 and 5 are prime numbers.

See: Prime Number

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