Posted by **melissa** on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 9:04pm.

Use exponents to write the prime factors of 32 and 81, I have no idea???Help

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**Damon**, Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 9:05pm
32 = 2*2*2*2*2 = 2^5

81 = 3*3*3*3 = 3^4

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**bobpursley**, Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 9:05pm
Prime factors of 32? 2 to some power. Try 2x2x2x2x2 or 2^5

81 is 9x9, so it must be in prime 3x3x3x3 or 3^4

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