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A prime number is a number with two factors. Zero has no factors, and therefore, is not a prime number.A composite number is a number which can be expressed as a product of two or more non-zero integers. It is impossible to do this with 0.

A composite number is when it can be divided evenly by numbers other than 1 or itself. A prime number can be divided, without a remainder, only by itself and by 1. Therefore, zero is neither a composite, nor a primary number.

Actually, 1 is composite. As for 0: "Zero has an infinite number of divisors (any nonzero whole number divides zero). It cannot be written as a product of two factors, neither of which is itself, so zero is also not composite. It falls in a class of numbers called zero-divisors. These are numbers such that, when multiplied by some nonzero number, the product is zero. " -Dr. Rob, the math forum

No. Zero isn't a number. It's a placeholder. Therefore, it can be neither composite nor prime.

One is neither a prime nor a composite number. A prime number is one with exactly two positive divisors, itself and one. One has only one positive divisor which is itself so it is not prime. Furthermore, it cannot be written as a product of two factors, neither of which is itself. This tells us that one is also not composite. The other number which is neither prime not composite is Zero which has an infinite number of divisors since any nonzero whole number divides zero. Zero cannot be be written as a product of two factors, neither of which is itself, so zero is also not composite.

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Zero is a composite number because it appears to many factors and it appears to have alot of it's on factors. Even though when you times zero into something it is zero it is a composite number. (correct me if I am wrong please!:))

0 is not a composite number. A composite number has two or more positive integer factors. Zero has none.

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Composite. All whole numbers ending in zero are composite.

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it's zero, not always counted as a number

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