Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Skills Handbook - Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers - Exercises - Page 798: 21

Answer

The prime factorization is $$3 \times 3 \times 3$$ or $$3^3$$
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Work Step by Step

Using the factor tree, you will realize that 27 is just $3$ multiplied by itself $3$ times. So the prime factorization is either $$3 \times 3 \times 3$$ or $$3^3$$
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