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# Are whole numbers and prime numbers the same?

Updated: 10/26/2022 Wiki User

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No. Prime numbers are a subset of whole numbers. Wiki User

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### What is the same thing about composite and prime numbers?

They are whole numbers.

### How do you change whole numbers to prime numbers?

You don't. All prime numbers are also whole numbers.

### Are whole numbers prime?

No because whole numbers that have only two factors are prime numbers

### Do all prime number have to be whole number?

Yes, prime numbers are whole numbers, by definition.

### Can two consecutive whole numbers whole numbers be prime?

The only two consecutive whole numbers that are prime numbers are 2 and 3. Otherwise, every second consecutive whole number in sequence is even, and being multiples of 2, they cannot be prime.

### What is the prime factorization for 72 using whole numbers and using exponents with whole numbers?

The prime factorization is 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 which is the same as 23 x 32

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Yes but the on prime numbers are 2,3

### What anwer 1.360 prime numbers?

Only integers or whole numbers have prime factors.

### Can decimal numbers be prime numbers?

No, they can't. Prime numbers are whole numbers which have only two factors which are 1 and itself.

### What is an example of prime numbers 49 111 97 81?

Prime numbers are numbers that can only be multiplied by 1 and itself (whole numbers only) to give the same result 49 (7x7) and 81 (9x9) are not a prime number (perfect squares actually) 111 and 97 are a prime number (find me two numbers that gives the same product without using the number 1)

### Is 02 a prime number?

0.2 is not a prime number. Prime numbers belong to the set of whole numbers.

### Why cant 2 and 3 be two consecutive whole numbers be prime numbers?

2 and 3 are prime numbers.