## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

$2^{3}\times13$
In order to find the prime factorization of 104, we can try to divide 104 by the first prime, 2. $104\div2=52$ Try to divide 52 by 2. $52\div2=26$ Try to divide 26 by 2. $26\div2=13$ 13 itself is a prime number, so we cannot simplify any more. The prime factorization of 104 is $2\times2\times2\times13=2^{3}\times13$.