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Yes it can be prime. A prime number is any number that only has one and itself as factors. By definition even numbers have a factor of two. Therefore the only even number that is prime is the number 2.

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96 is even so it can be divided by 2 thus is not prime

It is a composite number because it has more than two factors and it is an even number. The only even number that is a prime number is 2

It is a composite number because it is an even number and the only even prime number is 2 because it has only two factors which are itself and one.

No. It is even and so divisible by 2.

Julia is incorrect. 2 is an even prime number and 9 is an odd composite number.

Apart from 2, no even number is prime and no prime number is even.

Because 2 can only be multiplied by 1 and itself.

The definition of prime is a number that can only be divided by itself and 1, any even number greater than 2 is divisible by 2, therefore it cannot be prime.

The number 1 is prime, but not even.

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