Prime Number - Definition with Examples
What are Prime Numbers?
Prime Numbers Definition: The numbers greater than 1 that have only 2 factors; 1 and the number itself are called prime numbers. In other words, prime numbers are numbers that are divisible only by 1 and itself.
For example: 3 is a prime number, as it has only 2 factors: 1 and 3.
8 is not a prime number as it has more than 2 factors: 1, 2, 4, 8. Hence, 8 is a composite number.
Composite numbers are natural numbers that have more than 2 factors.
Example: 10 is a composite number, as it has more than 2 factors: 1, 2, 5, 10.
Facts about Prime Number
|Zero and 1 are neither prime nor composite numbers.|
|2 is the only even prime number.|
|All natural numbers greater than 1 either prime or composite.|
Here is a list of prime numbers and composite numbers between 1-100.
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