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# What do you call a number that is neither a prime number nor a composite number?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The integers that are usually considered neither prime nor composite are 0 and 1 (and -1 among the negative integers). The number 1 can be described as unity or identity.

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### What do you call a number that's neither prime or composite?

One.By definition numbers are:prime if they have only 2 distinct factors (namely 1 and the number itself);composite if they have 3 or more distinct factorsThe important thing to note is the word distinct. The number 1 has only 1 distinct factor, namely 1; thus it is neither a prime (the first prime number is 2) nor composite.

### What is a composite number that can be exspressed as a product of its?

When a composite number is expressed as the product of its prime factors, we call that the prime factorization.

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### Is 30 composite or prime?

30 is composite. A composite number is simply a number that has more factors than 1 and itself. So since 3 times 10 is 30, we can call 30 composite. A prime number is a number whose factors are only 1 times the number, such as 3, 5, 7, 13, and 29.

### What do you call a number with 1 factor a prime or composite?

All numbers, (except 1) have at least two factors: 1 and the number itself. So, there are no numbers, besides 1, with only 1 factor. And 1 is neither prime nor composite.

### What do you call a number that is not composite and not prime?

There is no name for such numbers.

### What do you call one if it is not a prime or composite number?

The property of prime or composite is not defined for the number 1, just as it is not defined for any number that has a fractional part. There are no special names for numbers that are not prime nor composite.

Just "one."

### What do you call a number that isn't prime or composite?

There is no specific name for such numbers.

### What do you call any whole number greater than 1 that is not a prime number?

A composite number.

### What do they call the number 1 if its not a prime or composite number?

1 is a "unit" according to Dr. Math