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A Prime number is a positive integer greater than 1 having exactly two factors, 1 and the number itself.

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How would you describe the greatest common factor for any pair of prime numbers?

I would describe it as the number ' 1 '.

Can you Describe the factors of a prime number?

The factors of a prime number are one and itself.

Describe a way to find the prime factorization of any whole number?

Divide it by each prime number which does not have remainder.

Is the square of a prime number a prime number?

No, never. It would be divisible by the prime number.

Why do you get a prime number answer to a prime number question?

The question is tautological. If the answer was not a prime number then thye question would not be called a prime number question!

Would a consecutive number be a prime number?

No, it would not.

Why will a prime number times a prime number always equal a composite number?

the two prime numbers will be factors of that number, which would make that number a composite number

Would the number 0 be a prime number?


How many factors to each prime number have?

Prime numbers have as factors the number 1 and their own number. Example: 37 is a prime number because its only factors are "1" and "37". If the prime number had further factors, it would no longer be prime.

Is 890 a prime number?

No it is not, because a prime number is a number which only itself and 1 go into, in this case there would be a few numbers which would go into it, for example 2.

Would the number 3.14 be a prime number?


Is 516934 a prime or composite number?

516,934 would have to be a composite number because in order for it to be prime, it would only be divisible by 1 and itself. Since it is divisible by 2, it can't be prime.

How do you break down the prime factorization of 76?

You have to find the smallest prime number that can go into 76, which is 2 and find out what 76/2 is. The, you would have to take the non-prime number and find the smallest prime number that can go into that, and divide by those to numbers again. The prime number you had with 76, you would keep that and keep dividing the non-prime numbers until you end up with all prime numbers.

How would you find the prime factorization of 29?

29 is a prime number

Is a prime number a factor of 1?

no, factors of a number would be less than that of the original number. A prime number is a number that has factors of only itself and 1.

Would you rather find the factors of a number or the prime factors?

I would rather find the prime factors.

Can a prime number end in 5?

5 itself is a prime number, so if you count 5 as ending in 5 that is one prime number. Other than that any number ending in 5 would be some multiple of 5 and therefore could not be a prime number.

What is the prime factorization of 57977?

57977 is a prime number, so the prime factorization of it would be just "57977".

Is 83 a prime or composite number?

83 is a prime number because it is only divisible by 1 and itself (83) if would be composite if it were divisible by any other

Are there any prime numbers that are even?

Yes. The number two. After that, any other even number would be divisible by two and not a prime number.

Are there any prime number divisible by 2?

Yes there is only one prime number that s divisible by 2. That is 2, itself, because a prime number is a number that is evenly divisible only by itself and the number one (1). Any other number divisible by 2 would not be a prime number.

Is 74 prime number?

No It is not a prime number. There are two ways you can tell its not prime. First of all, their is only one even number that is prime, and the number would be 2. Second, 74 is a composite number, therefor it cannot be prime. Hope it helps you a bit :)

What is the prime factorization of 293?

293 is a prime number, therefore the prime factorization of it would be 293, you cant do 293x1 because 1 is NOT a prime number therefore you cant do it because it wouldn't b a prime factorization that is your answer

How do you figure out prime factorization?

To do prime factorization, you need to find the equation that equals up to the number. For example, if the number is 1,125, the prime factoraztion would be 3x3x5x5x5.

What is the opposite of a prime number?

The 'opposite' status of a number that is not prime is a composite number.Except for 0 and 1, all numbers that are not prime (i.e. they are multiples of other numbers) are called composite numbers.The opposite of a prime number would be a number that is not prime. Almost all numbers that are not prime are composite numbers. A prime number is a number that has exactly two factors. A composite number has more than two factors. However, composite numbers do not include all numbers that are not prime. The number 1 has only one factor, so it is neither prime nor composite - it is unity.