5: Blown apart

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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
The title text explains the comic. An {{w|anthropomorphism|anthropomorphic}} number 70 is blown into its {{w|prime factor}}s (2, 5 and 7). {{w|Prime number}}s are numbers which can not be divided by any number other than itself and 1. Factors of a number are numbers which can be multiplied together to produce that number (2x5x7 = 70). 70 has other factors, including 1, 10, 14, 35 and 70, but 2, 5 and 7 are the only factors which are prime. All other factors of 70 (other than 1) can be formed by multiplying two of the prime factors together.
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The title text explains the comic. An {{w|anthropomorphism|anthropomorphic}} number 70 is blown into its {{w|prime factor}}s (2, 5 and 7). {{w|Prime number}}s are numbers which can not be divided by any number other than itself and 1. Factors of a number are numbers which can be multiplied together to produce that number (2x5x7 = 70). 70 has other factors, including 1, 10, 14, 35 and 70, but 2, 5 and 7 are the only factors which are prime. All other factors of 70 (other than 1) can be formed by multiplying two of the prime factors together. Additionally, 70 is the exact product of 2, 5 and 7.
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==

Revision as of 20:26, 27 December 2013

Blown apart
Blown into prime factors
Title text: Blown into prime factors

Explanation

The title text explains the comic. An anthropomorphic number 70 is blown into its prime factors (2, 5 and 7). Prime numbers are numbers which can not be divided by any number other than itself and 1. Factors of a number are numbers which can be multiplied together to produce that number (2x5x7 = 70). 70 has other factors, including 1, 10, 14, 35 and 70, but 2, 5 and 7 are the only factors which are prime. All other factors of 70 (other than 1) can be formed by multiplying two of the prime factors together. Additionally, 70 is the exact product of 2, 5 and 7.

Transcript

[A black number 70 sees a red package.]
70: hey, a package!
[The package explodes with a BOOM and an brown cloud of smoke.]
[There are a red 7, a green 5 and a blue 2 lying near a scorched mark on the floor.]
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Discussion

No 70s were harmed in the making of this comic. Davidy22[talk] 14:06, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
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