Q: Why is 12 composite?

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12 is even, that is 2 divides 12 so 12 cannot be prime.12 is composite. (all even numbers greater than 2 are composite)

It is composite.

It is composite

ANSWER: The next composite number after 12 is 14.

None. 12 is a composite and any number divisible by a composite is itself a composite.

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12 is even, that is 2 divides 12 so 12 cannot be prime.12 is composite. (all even numbers greater than 2 are composite)

The composite factors of 12 are 4, 6, 12.

It is composite.

12 is a composite number itself.

It is composite

4 and 8 are the composite factors of 8. 4, 6 and 12 are the composite factors of 12.

It is a composite number.

ANSWER: The next composite number after 12 is 14.

None. 12 is a composite and any number divisible by a composite is itself a composite.

They are both composite. 4 has the fators of 1,2,4 thus it is composite 12 has the factors of 1,2,3,4,6,12 so it is also composite.

12 is a composite number. A prime number has only 2 factors which are 1 and itself. Composite numbers are everything else except 1 and 0. 1 and 0 are neither prime, nor composite.

All composite numbers have more than 2 factors. The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12, and this proves that 12 is a composite number.