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Q: What is the difference between a prime number and a prime factor?

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That's a prime factor.

13 is a prime number. The only prime factor of a prime number is the number itself.

A prime number has only one prime factor, and that prime factor is the number itself.

Well, the factors of a prime number is that they only have two factors.

Not necessarily. 71 is a prime number, 7 is a prime number, and 71-7= 64, which is NOT a prime number. In most cases, the difference of two prime numbers will not be a prime number. All prime numbers greater than 2 will be odd numbers. The difference between two odd numbers will be an even number. Unless that even number is 2, it is not a prime number. Here are some additional examples: 19, 13: difference 6, not prime 23, 7: difference 16, not prime 53, 31: difference 22, not prime 61, 59: difference 2, prime 113, 109: difference 4, not prime 293, 283: difference 10, not prime 331, 101: difference 230, not prime

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Prime factors are factors that are prime. For example, 13 is a prime number and 13 is a factor of 26. So that means 13 is a prime factor.

Small words make a difference. No prime number "has" a factor of 16. But 2 is the only prime number that "is" a factor of 16.

All numbers have factors. Some factors are prime numbers, some are not.

A factor string consists of any factors (except 1) that multiply to equal the number. Prime factorization consists of only prime numbers that multiply to equal the number. In the case where the factors of the original number consists only of primes, there is no difference.

A factor rainbow is a method to determine a prime factorization.

a factor is a factor , a prime number is a prime number, but a prime factor is a factor which is a prime number. it has to depend on what number number. exp 13 is a prime number

Not really. It's just in how they are used. Factors are numbers, whether they're co-prime or not.

The greatest prime number between 1 and 30 is 29. 58 has 29 as a factor.

The GCF isn't always prime.

A prime number is any number which has only 2 factors. That is, a number that can divide only by itself and 1. For example, 29 is a prime number, as it cannot divide evenly by any number other than itself and 1. A factor of a number is any number which that original number can divide by evenly. For instance, 24 can divide by 8, so 8 is a factor of 24. However, 8 isn't prime so it isn't a prime factor of 24. The prime factors of 24 would be 2, 2, 2 and 3.

It is: 29

41, 43 and 47 are the prime numbers between 40 and 50. Any nonzero number can be a factor.

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