Factoring Real Numbers

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Given any positive real number , there exist some positive real numbers , , …, , all less than 4, with and and also , , and so on. This factorization is unique. This Demonstration shows the factorization of numbers from 4 to 50, showing up to three decimals of the factors.

Contributed by: Jaime Rangel-Mondragon (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



T. O. Adewoye, "A Curious Factorisation," The Mathematical Gazette, 71(458), 1987 pp. 258–261.

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