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# Why can even numbers be prime?

Updated: 11/22/2022

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Yes it can. 2 is an even number and it is prime.

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### What numbers are prime but also even?

There are no other prime numbers that are even but 2.

### What arethe even numbers fron 4 to 100a prime a prime?

There are no even prime numbers in that range.

### Are all prime numbers even and odd?

No, prime numbers are the numbers that can be divisible by itself. The only even prime number is 2.

### What are prime numbers from 30 to 50 that are even?

There aren't any. 2 is the only even prime number, so no other even numbers can be prime. There can be no even numbers between 30 and 50 that are prime.

### Why are all the prime numbers are odd numbers?

All prime numbers are not odd numbers. 2 is an even prime number, and it is the only even prime number because all other even numbers have 2 as one of their factors.

### What are even numbers that are also prime numbers?

The only even prime number is 2.

### What are the prime and even numbers?

The only even number that is prime is 2. No other even numbers can be prime because 2 is a factor of them. Prime numbers can have only two factors: 1 and itself.

### Could prime numbers never be even numbers?

The only even prime number is 2.

### Which prime numbers are even numbers?

2 is the only even prime number, because all other even numbers can be divided as 2.

2 is prime

### Are there more prime numbers that are odd or even?

There are infinitely many prime numbers. There is only one even prime number, which is 2, because all other even numbers are divisible by 2 and thus are not prime. So, there are infinitely many odd prime numbers and only one even prime number.

### Which 2 numbers are prime and even?

The question cannot be answered since there are not two numbers that are prime and even.