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Q: Every natural number is either prime or composite?

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Not all numbers are either prime or composite. The number 1/2 is neither prime nor composite. If you are referring only to the natural or counting numbers, note that every natural number is equal to the product of itself and 1 so each number has at least one divisor, itself. If it has no more divisors, then it is prime. If it has more than itself as a divisor, then it is composite.

Since the 0 is in the ones place, it will make the whole number even. An even number is composite because it can be divisible by 2 and other numbers too.

Every multiple of any number (except 0 or 1) is composite.

A composite number is a positive integer which has a positive divisor other than one or itself. In other words, if 0 < n is an integer and there are integers 1 < a, b < n such that n = a × b then n is composite. By definition, every integer greater than one is either a prime number or a composite number. The number one is a unit - it is neither prime nor composite. For example, the integer 14 is a composite number because it can be factored as 2 × 7.

No, every number has at a minimum two factors, which are itself and 1. If these are the only two factors, then the number is prime. If it has more factors, then the number is composite.

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A prime number is a natural number greater than one that can only be divided evenly by itself and 1. A composite number is the opposite of a prime number. By definition, every natural number greater than one is either prime or composite.

Every natural number above one is either prime or composite, if it is prime, its only factors are itself and 1, if it is composite it has additional factors beyond that.

No. It IS true that every whole number is either prime or composite. But there are numbers that are not whole numbers, such as 2.5, which are neither prime nor composite.

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.

Every positive integer greater than 1 is either prime or composite.

Not all numbers are either prime or composite. The number 1/2 is neither prime nor composite. If you are referring only to the natural or counting numbers, note that every natural number is equal to the product of itself and 1 so each number has at least one divisor, itself. If it has no more divisors, then it is prime. If it has more than itself as a divisor, then it is composite.

Yes, a composite number is a positive integer which has a positive divisor other than one or itself. By definition, every integer greater than one is either a prime number or a composite number and since 2 is the only even prime number the result is every number greater than 2 is a composite number

yes every even number is composite

This number is defininetly a composite because the last number (which is 2) is an even number, every even number either ends with (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and it is always a composite, now rememberthat .

By definition, every integer greater than one is either a prime or a composite number. Indeed, a composite number is defined to be a positive integer which has a positive divisor other than one or itself. And a prime number is defined to be a integer greater than one which has the contrary property (exactly two divisors - one and itself). So any number greater than one is either composite or prime. Among the natural numbers, it remains the number 1, which is neither composite nor prime. 0 is composite, since has all positive integer as divisors.

They're all multiples of 10.

No.

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