Which factors are not included in the prime factorization of a composite number?
Composite numbers have more than 2 factors apart from 1 and the number itself.
Answer: Factors that are not included in the prime factorization of a composite number are 1, the number itself and the other composite factors.
The prime factorization of a number means to express the number as the product of its prime factors.
We do not include any composite numbers and also the number 1 as it is not a prime number.
Let us consider the number 4.
The factors of 4 are 1, 2 and 4
We do not include 1 and 4 in the prime factorization of 4.
Prime factorization of 4 is 2 × 2