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Here are some facts about the number 72:

72 is a composite number. 72 = 1 x 72, 2 x 36, 3 x 24, 4 x 18, 6 x 12, or 8 x 9. Factors of 72: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 72. Prime factorization: 72 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3, which can also be written 2³ x 3²

Sometimes 72 is a clue in the Find the Factors puzzles. Even though it has many other factors, we use only 8 x 9 for the FIND THE FACTORS 1-10 puzzles and 8 x 9 or 6 x 12 for the FIND THE FACTORS 1-12 puzzles.

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