Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review Problem Set: 21

Answer

$2\times3\times3\times3$

Work Step by Step

First, we divide 54 by the prime number 2. This results in the number 27, which is equal to $3^{3}$, or $3\times3\times3$. 3 is also a prime factor. Therefore, as a product of prime factors, 54 can be written as: $54=2\times27=2\times3\times3\times3$
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