Prime Numbers

# Breaking down a number to its prime numbers is called?

Factoring. The breakdown itself is called the number's prime factorization.

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## Related Questions

Showing a composite number as a product of prime numbers is called prime factorization.

A number that is not a prime number is called a composite number because it can be made by multiplying prime numbers together. For example, 6 is a composite number that is the product of multiplying the prime numbers 2 and 3 together.

All composite numbers can be expressed as unique products of prime numbers. This is known as a prime factorization.

Breaking a number down into a multiplication of its prime numbers. For example 20 = 2 x 2 x 5

Prime number next to any prime number is called consecutive prime number. Eg:- 2,3,5,7 are prime numbers

A number which has only two factors is called a prime number. Prime numbers from 1 to 10 are 2,3,5 and 7.

Numbers with only two factors, the number itself and one, are called prime numbers. Examples of prime numbers are 2 (which is the only even prime number) and 17.

One method for finding prime numbers is called the "Sieve of Eratosthenes" because it basically "sifts" through the numbers looking for numbers that are not not prime.

The 'opposite' status of a number that is not prime is a composite number.Except for 0 and 1, all numbers that are not prime (i.e. they are multiples of other numbers) are called composite numbers.The opposite of a prime number would be a number that is not prime. Almost all numbers that are not prime are composite numbers. A prime number is a number that has exactly two factors. A composite number has more than two factors. However, composite numbers do not include all numbers that are not prime. The number 1 has only one factor, so it is neither prime nor composite - it is unity.

If the numbers are prime numbers, the prime factor of each number is the number itself. If the numbers are not prime numbers, the prime factors of each number are each of the prime numbers by which the number in question can be divided without a remainder.

There is no name for numbers which are neither prime nor composite.

Let p = any prime number. (2p -1) is called a Mersenne number. Any such number that is prime is called a Mersenne Prime. Father Mersenne wrote a list of numbers of this type which he thought were prime, but a few were not. In fact, most of the large Mersenne numbers are not prime, but all the really large numbers that have been proved to be prime are Mersenne Primes.

Numbers divisible by 1 &amp; number itself are called prime numbers. These numbers also have the property to be odd numbers.

Any number that is not a prime number.. . .Prime numbers: 1,3,5 and 7

Multiples of prime numbers are not prime numbers.

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No. Prime factors are the numbers that make up other numbers, but they have to be prime. Prime factorisation is the process of finding the prime numbers that create a number. This is when you multiply the prime numbers together and the product is the original number. For example: 20 5x4 5x2x2 This process is called prime factorisation. In this case, the prime numbers are 2, 2, and 5.

Prime numbers are numbers that are only divisible by 2 numbers (one and themselves)

Numbers that are not prime numbers are called composite numbers.

No, -11 is not a prime number. Negative numbers are not prime numbers.

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