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# Is a prime number a whole number greater than 1 that has only itself and 1 as its factors?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Q: Is a prime number a whole number greater than 1 that has only itself and 1 as its factors?
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### How can a prime number be identified?

A prime number is a number, greater than 1, that has only two factors: 1, and the number itself.

### Is 1036 a prime number?

As an even number greater than 2, 1036 is not a prime number. A prime number has only two factors, itself and 1.

### What is a number greater than one with more than two factors?

Every number greater than 1 has 1 and the number itself as factors. If it has no other factors besides these two factors, it is a prime number. If it has more factors than 1 and itself, it is a composite number.

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### What is the whole number greater then 1 whose only factors are 1 and itself?

That's a prime number.

### What describes two factors of a prime number?

A prime number is only divisible by 1 and itself, which means it has no other factors apart from those two. Additionally, prime numbers are always greater than 1.

### Can an even number greater than 3 be prime?

No, a prime number has as its only two factors: one and itself. The number 2 satisfies this, but even numbers greater than three would have factors of one and itself, and also have 2 as a factor (because it's even) so then it's not prime.

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### Why are prime number greater then 2 an odd number?

Because a prime number has only two factors which are itself and one while 2 is the only even prime number

### Is any number greater then zero a prime number?

No not all of them because a prime number has only two factors which are itself and one whereas a composite number has more than two factors.

### What is a whole number greater than one with only two factors itself and one?

That's a prime number.

### What is a whole number greater than 1 that has exactly two factors - itself and 1?

That's a prime number.