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 - Page 91: 22



Work Step by Step

First, we divide 78 by the prime number 2. This results in the number 39. 39 is then divided by the next smallest prime number, 3, which results in 13. 13 is also a prime number. Therefore, as a product of prime factors, 78 can be written as: $78=2\times39=2\times3\times13$
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