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# Is 256 a prime or composite number?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

14y ago

256 is not prime. 256 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 Wiki User

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All even numbers are composite numbers because they can all have a factor of two taken out. So 256 is a composite number. It can be factored as 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 or 2^8.   Earn +20 pts
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### What Is the prime number for 256?

A prime number has only 2 factors which are 1 and itself. Composite numbers are everything else except 1 and 0. 1 and 0 are neither prime, nor composite. 256 is composite.

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256 is composite because it ends in an even number so the number 2 goes in it.

### Is 256 a composite number?

No, 256 is not a composite number. It is a power of 2, specifically 2 to the power of 8 (2^8), and only has 2 factors (1 and 256), making it a prime number.

### Is 256 prime or composite?

composite because its even

Yes.

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Prime factors of 256=2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2 (or 28)

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