What is the prime factorization of 27? What is the prime factorization of 27 using exponents?

The number 27 is written as

27 = 3 * 9

3 is a prime number.

9 is not a prime number.

See Prime numbers 1 through 20.

The prime factorization of 9 is

9 = 3 * 3

Therefore, the prime factorization of 27 is

27 = 3 * 3 * 3

The prime factorization of 27 using exponents

27 = 3^{3}

So, the prime factors of 27 are

3, 3, 3