Dig Trig

Product of Primes

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Any Integer can be thought of as a product of multiplying a collection of Prime Numbers. Although, not the most natural way to think of numbers, it does make many math operations easy to visualize... as simple as a card game of Go Fish!

A Prime Number is an Integer that can only be evenly divided by 1 or itself. Prime Numbers:

1

= 2

= 3

= 4

= 2 · 25

= 6

= 2 · 37

= 8

= 2 · 2 · 29

= 3 · 310

= 2 · 511

= 12

= 2 · 2 · 313

= 14

= 2 · 715

= 3 · 516

= 2 · 2 · 2 · 217

= 18

= 2 · 3 · 319

= 20

= 2 · 2 · 5↓

The prime number line can be recreated with a virus-like algorithm that creates prime objects who each count through their own value. Primes have no collisions with the previously created numbers. Watch our visualization of this cyclical nature, in a slightly different way, in our sections Factors and Prime Factors.