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A Prime number is a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself.

A composite number is a positive integer which has a positive divisor other than one or itself.

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There is no such thing as a 'prime composite'.

A number is either a 'prime' or a 'composite'.

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How do you make composite prime?

You cannot. By definition, a composite number is not prime and you cannot make it prime.


What is the definition of a prime and a composite number and a composite number and a composite number?

A prime number has two factors, a composite number has more than two.


Are all prime numbers composite numbers?

Not at all. The definition of a composite number is one that has more than two factors - the exact opposite of a prime.


Is the number 1 composite or prime and why?

1 is neither a prime nor a composite number because it has only one factor (itself (1)). The definition of a prime number is a number that has the factor of one and itself, so one is not prime. The definition of a composite number is a number that has more than 2 factors, so one is not composite. One is a special number.


Definition of prime factorization?

The breaking down of a composite number into its prime number factors.


Are all prime numbers composite no?

Every positive integer greater than 1 is either prime or composite.


Can a composite number have exzactly 2 factors?

No. The definition of a composite number is a natural number that isn't prime (or 1). The definition of a prime number is one with only 2 factors (itself and 1).


If 0 and 1 are not composite or prime numbers then what are they?

First, zero is not applied to the terms prime and composite because the definitions only apply to natural numbers (positive whole numbers, which does not include zero). One is not prime or composite because one is the unit that is used within the definition of prime of composite numbers, and many definitions of prime and composite even exclude one from the definition. If you want to categorize one within a discussion of prime and composite, it is common to simply call one the unit.


What is the definition for a factor in prime and composite numbers?

A number by which another is exactly divisible.


Can every composite number be written as a product of prime numbers?

Yes, by definition!


Is 4185 a prime number?

No, 4185 is a composite number. 5 x 837 precludes 4185 from the definition of prime.


Is 1 composite prime or neither?

the number 1 is neither. it is a special number. prime, nor composite.