5: Blown apart
Title text: Blown into prime factors
The image text to this one explains the comic. An anthropomorphic number 70 approaches a package tied with a bow. The package appears to be a package bomb - a package that is rigged to explode upon opening. Instead of being wounded in the way a person would be, the 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. In other words, 2, 5 and 7 are the smallest pieces 70 can be divided (or blown) into.
- [A black number 70 sees a red package.]
- 70: hey, a package!
- [The package explodes with a <<BOOM>> and a red cloud of smoke.]
- [There are a red 7, a green 5 and a blue 2 lying near a scorched mark on the floor.]