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# A Whole number with exactly two factors 1 and itself?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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A Prime number is a whole number with exactly two factors: 1 and itself.

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A prime number

### What are factors and primes?

Factors are whole numbers that divide exactly into a whole number. These numbers have no remainder. Primes, on the other hand, have exactly two factors which are 1 and itself.

### What is a name for a whole number that has exactly 2 factors?

You are probably referring to a 'prime' number which has only the number 1 and itself as factors.

### What is a whole number when it has exactly 2 factors?

A prime number has exactly two factors: itself and 1.

### What whole number has exactly 11 factors including itself?

1024, among others.

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### A whole number greater than 1 that has exactly two factors itself and 1?

composite number! ;)

### What is a whole number greater than 1 that has exactly two factors - itself and 1?

That's a prime number.

### What group of number are all the whole number factors of a prime number?

There are exactly two whole number factors of any prime number. The first factor is '1'. The other factor is the prime number itself.

### What is the name for a whole number that has exactly to factors?

A prime number- the factors are 1 and itself. Composite numbers are numbers with more than 2 numbers.

### What is the least whole number with exactly 4 different factors?

If you disregard 1 and the number itself, then 12, with the factors 2, 3, 4 and 6. If you include 1 and the number itself, then 6 with factors 1, 2, 3 and 6.

### How is 3 a prime number?

3 is a prime number because it has exactly two factors which are whole numbers: itself and one. This is the definition of a prime.