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# Why negative numbers are not prime?

Updated: 12/10/2022

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because negative nos ARE MINUS(-)

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### What is the prime factorization of a negative?

Negative numbers don't have prime factorizations.

### What are all the negative prime numbers?

A negative number is prime if and only if its absolute value is prime.

### What minus number is a prime number?

No negative numbers are prime.

### -7 is a prime number?

No it is not. By definition, a prime number must be a natural number. Negative numbers are not in the set of natural numbers.

### When two different prime numbers are multiplied can the product be a negative integer?

Since prime numbers are defined as positive integers, any product of prime numbers will be positive.

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### What is the prime factorization of a negative?

Negative numbers don't have prime factorizations.

### What are the prime numbers less than 0?

There are no negative prime numbers.

### What does negative partners for prime numbers mean?

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### What are all the negative prime numbers?

A negative number is prime if and only if its absolute value is prime.

### What is the prime factorization of negative 24?

Negative numbers don't have prime factorizations.

### What is the prime factorization of negative 160?

Negative numbers don't have prime factorizations.

### What is the prime factorization of negative 72?

Negative numbers don't have prime factorizations.

### Why prime numbers do not have negetive?

Prime numbers have two factors. Negative numbers, with the exception of negative 1, have more than two factors.

### Are negative Numbers prime or Composite?

Negative numbers can be classified as either prime or composite because they still have their absolute value

### Can negative numbers have prime factorizations?

No. Any factor string of a negative number would have to include at least one negative number and there aren't any negative prime numbers.

### What minus number is a prime number?

No negative numbers are prime.

### What is the prime factorization integer for -16?

Negative numbers don't have prime factorizations.