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No --primes and composites are not the same. In fact they are mutually exclusive concepts. A Prime number is a number other than one that can only be divided by itself and one.

Examples are 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19. (There are infinitely many more)

A composite is a number with a divisor other than itself and one.

Examples are 4 ( 2 is a divisor), 6 ( 3 and 2 are divisors),15 ( 3 and 5 are divisors).

Every (positive whole) number is either prime or composite,

One is special- neither prime nor composite.

Prime - Divided only by 1 and itself.

Composite - can be divided by a number other than one and itself.

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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. So 'what is the same', is that both prime and composite numbers have 1 as a factor, and itself as a factor.

The product of two prime numbers will be composite.

Composite numbers have more than two factors. So, the numbers which have two or less than two factors are not composite numbers. Numbers which have exactly two factors are prime numbers. 1 is an exceptional case because it is neither prime nor composite since it has only one factor which is 1.

The opposite of prime numbers are composite numbers.

Products of prime numbers are composite numbers.

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They are whole numbers.

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. So 'what is the same', is that both prime and composite numbers have 1 as a factor, and itself as a factor.

No. Prime numbers cannot be composite and composite numbers cannot be prime!

1 is special 2 prime 3 prime 4 composite 5 prime 6 composite 7 prime 8 composite 9 composite 10 composite 11 prime 12 composite ext.

No, prime factorizations consist entirely of prime numbers.

Prime numbers can not composite as - Prime number has only 2 factors whereas composite have more than 2

The product of two prime numbers will be composite.

Numbers other than prime prime numbers are composite numbers. Only whole numbers should be considered for prime & composite numbers. However, '1' is an exceptional case because it is neither prime nor composite.

Prime factorization never includes a composite number. All numbers in prime factorization must be prime numbers.

there are more composite numbers the prime becuz more things can be divided into

Prime numbers have two factors, composite numbers have more than two.

The relationship between prime numbers and composite numbers is that they are antonyms or opposites of each other. A natural number, is either prime or composite, but it can not be both. Prime numbers have only two factors, one and itself. Composite numbers are whole numbers that are not prime numbers, which means that they have factors other than one and itself.