Here, you will learn all you need to know about prime and composite numbers.
A prime number is a number that is great than 1and can only be divided by one and itself.
Examples of prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29 and much more...
Is 6 a prime number?
No, because 6 can be divided evenly by 2 and 3, and also 1 and 6.
Is 13 a prime number?
Yes, because 13 can only be divided evenly by 1 and 13, which is itself.
A composite number is a number that can be divided evenly by 1, itself, and other numbers.
Examples of composite numbers: 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21 and much more.
Is 15 a composite number?
Yes, because 15 can be divided evenly by 3 and 5, and also 1 and itself.
Is 29 a composite number?
No, because 29 can only be divided evenly by 1 and 29, which is itself.
Factors are numbers that when multiplied together, equal a number.
What are factors of 14?
Factors of 14 are 1,2, and 7.
What are factors of 23?
Factors of 23 are 1 and 23.
If you want to practice, answer the questions 1 through 4. Below the questions are the answers.
- Is 15 a composite number or a prime number? Why?
- Is 29 a prime number of composite number? Why?
- What are factors of 27?
- What are factors of 13?
- 15 is a composite number because it can be divided evenly by 1, 3, and 5.
- 29 is a prime number because it can only be divided evenly by 1 and 29.
- Factors of 27 are 1, 3, 9, and 27.
- Factors of 13 are 1 and 13.
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