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Q: Can a whole number ending in 8 be a prime number?

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no it can not.

The only even prime number is 2.

No, 8 is an even number greater than 2.

No. It is even and so divisible by 2.

Whole numbers ending in 8 are even numbers. All even numbers except for 2 are composite numbers.

A number ending in 8 cannot be prime because 8 is an even number. Any even number can be divided evenly by 2 as well as itself and 1, and a prime number is a number that cannot be divided evenly by any number except itself and 1.

No.

No, it can't. If a number ends in 8, it is divisible by 2, itself, and 1, so it is not prime.

Composite. All positive, whole numbers greater than two and ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 are composite.

There is no such number.

If it is divisible by a whole number that isn't 1 and gets another whole number, it is not prime. 8 is divisible by both 2 and 4. 9 is divisible by 3.

2 is the only prime number that is an even number. Any number ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0 is an even number, so 1988 is not a prime number.

Composite. All positive, whole numbers greater than two and ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 are composite.

Composite. All positive, whole numbers greater than two and ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 are composite.

Composite. All positive, whole numbers greater than two and ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 are composite.

Composite. All positive, whole numbers greater than two and ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 are composite.

No, very few of them are. A PRIME number is one that can only be divided by the number one and itself. For instance 7 is a PRIME number and 8 is not.

No number greater than 5 ending in 2, 4, 5, 6 or 8 can be prime... ...oh, and neither is 4!

A prime number is a number that cannot be generated by multiplying any 2 whole numbers (aside from 1 and itself). For example, 8 is not a prime number because you can get it by multiplying 4X2. 7 on the other hand IS a prime number because there are no whole numbers you can multiply to generate it aside from 1X7.

8 is a whole number!

it is not a prime number as it is an even number, ending in 0 2 4 6 8 so is at least divisible by 2 (and 10 or 135) and others.

64 is not a prime number; therefore, it is a composite number. A prime number is a whole number that can only be divided by itself and 1. 64 is divisible by 2; 4; 8; 16 and 32.

A prime number is evenly divisible only by itself and one. Any three digit number ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 is evenly divisible by 2 - so not a prime Any three digit number ending in 5 is divisible by 5, so not a prime number. The only even prime number is 2. The only prime number that ends in 5 is 5.

8 is a even number 17 is a prime number

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