Why prime numbers arnt always odd?

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The only Prime number which isn't odd is the number 2. As the only things it is divisible by is 2 and 1. Therefore is prime. All other even numbers can be divided by 2, so are not prime.

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Is a prime number always an odd number?

Except for 2 all other prime numbers are odd. Otherwise, they would be divisible by 2 (and thus not a prime number). This does NOT mean that all odd numbers are prime, but that all prime numbers (aside from 2) are odd.

What 3 odd prime numbers have sum 32?

That isn't possible. The sum of three odd numbers will always be odd. You can make the sum of 3 prime numbers equal to 32 if one of them is 2 (which is not odd).

Is the product of 2 prime numbers always even?

No, the product of 2 prime numbers is not always even. If one of the prime numbers is 2, then the product will be even. However, if both prime numbers are odd, then the product will be odd.

Will a prime number always have an odd numbers of factors?

All prime numbers have only 2 factors which are themselves and one. Al prime numbers are odd numbers except for 2 which is the only even prime number.

What is a prime nu mber?

Prime numbers are whole numbers that are not divisible by anything but one and itself. Examples of prime numbers include 1;2;3;5;7;9... etc. Prime numbers must always be odd (except for 2) but not all odd numbers are prime. For example, 21 is odd, but it is divisible by 3 and 7. Therefore, it is not prime.

Is it true that the sum of two prime numbers is always an even number?

Not quite.When two prime numbers of 3 and higher are added together, the result is always even, because all such prime numbers are odd numbers, and when two odd numbers are added together, the result is always an even number.However 2 is a prime number, and 2 is also an even number. Adding 2 (an even number) to a different prime number (an odd number) will always yield an odd number.Only if you don't include "2".

Can the sum of 2 odd prime numbers ever be prime?

No. The sum of two odd numbers is always even, and no prime is even (apart from 2, but it is the lowest prime, so no primes can be added to form it).

Does two prime numbers always add up to an even number?

No, they do not. If one of the prime numbers is 2, you will have an odd number.

Why do odd numbers contain more prime numbers?

Because evens can always be divided by 2

Would the quotient of two evenly divisible odd numbers always be prime?


When you add two prime numbers why do you get an even number?

You don't always. 2 + 5 = 7, for example. But all prime numbers other than 2 are odd and two odd numbers always equal an even number when added together.