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# What 3 prime numbers multiply to equal 20?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### February 10, 2016 2:22AM

( If you can use the same prime number twice) The answer is 2, 2,
and 5.

2 x 2 = 4 --> 4 x 5 = 20

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### Are prime factors and prime factorization the same?

No.
Prime factors are the numbers that make up other numbers, but
they have to be prime. Prime factorisation is the process of
finding the prime numbers that create a number. This is when you
multiply the prime numbers together and the product is the original
number.
For example:
20
5x4
5x2x2
This process is called prime factorisation. In this case, the
prime numbers are 2, 2, and 5.