# Express the prime factorization of the numbers (a) 596 (b) 240 in exponential form.

The prime factorization is expressing the given number as a product of prime numbers.

## Answer: 596 = 2^{2 }× 149 and 240 = 2^{4} × 3 × 5

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**Explanation:**

In prime factorization, we express the given number as a product of its prime factors.

The prime factorization of 596 is 2 × 2 × 149 = 2^{2 }× 149

The prime factorization of 240 is 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 2^{4} × 3 × 5