#### Answer

composite;
$2^{2} \cdot 3 \cdot 5$

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL:
A prime number is a number whose only factors are 1 and itself.
A composite number is a number with factors other than one and itself.
$60$ is an even number so 2 is one of its factors.
Thus, $60$ is a composite number.
Factor $60$ completely to have:
$60
\\=2(30)
\\=2(2)(15)
\\=2(2)(3)(5)$
$\\=(2^{2})(3)(5)$
The prime factorization of $60$ is:
$2^{2} \cdot 3 \cdot 5$