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# Which is a prime factor of the composite number 24?

Updated: 8/17/2019

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The prime factors of 24 are 2 and 3.

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24 is composite.

### Is 24 a Prime factor?

No. The number 24 is composite.

### Is 24 a prime factor of 48?

24 is a factor of 48. But, 24 is not a prime factor because it is a composite number.

### What are composite factors?

A factor is a number or quantity that when multiplied with another produces a given number or expression. Some factors are prime, some are composite (the number "1" is neither.) A composite factor is a factor that can be divided further. 8 is a composite factor of 24. 3 is a prime factor of 24.

### What is the prime factor of the composite number of 24?

24 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 3

### Is 2 3 4 the prime factorization of 24 explain?

2 and 3 are prime factors of 24 but although 4 is a factor of 24 it is not a prime factor because it is a composite number

### Does the greatest common factor have to be a prime number?

No for example the GCF of 24 and 36 is 12 which is a composite number

### Is it 24 prime or composite?

It is a composite number.

### What is the prime factor of the composite number 24?

2 x 2 x 2 x 3 = 24

2 and 3

### What is the greatest common factor of 24 and 47?

GCF of a prime number and a composite number is 1 if the prime number is not a factor of the composite number. Here 103 is a prime number and 120 is a composite number. And 120 is not divisible by 103(or 103 is not a factor of 120). So, GCF(103,120) = 1

### Is 24 prime number?

no it is a composite number