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# How do you find prime and composite numbers?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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11y ago

By factoring them. Prime numbers have only two factors. Composite numbers have three or more.

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11y ago

You first find all of the factors of the number. A Prime number has only 2 factors which are 1 and itself. Composite numbers are everything else except 1 and 0.

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