## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

The prime factorization of 54 is $$2 \times 3 \times 3 \times 3$$ or $$2 \times 3^3$$
Using the factor tree, you will find that $2, 3, 3,$ and $3$ are the prime numbers that multiply to $54$. $$2 \times 3 \times 3 \times 3$$ or $$2 \times 3^3$$