Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set: 25

Answer

composite 3*3*3*3

Work Step by Step

Begin by selecting any two numbers, excluding 1 and 81, whose product is 81. Here is one possibility: 81 = 9*9 Because the factor 9 is not prime, 81 = 9*9 This is our first factorization. 81 = 3*3*3*3 Factor 9 . Notice that 3 is prime. The prime factorization of 81 is 3*3*3*3
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