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Can a prime number have factors?


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By definition, a Prime number is only divisible by itself and the number one.

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Prime numbers have two factors. Prime squares have three factors. Square numbers have an odd number of factors but that number varies.


All numbers have factors. Some factors are prime numbers. These are known as prime factors. The set of prime factors is a subset of the set of factors for any given number.


There is not such a thing as a composite prime number. A prime number has exactly two factors. A composite number has more than two factors.


Well, the factors of a prime number is that they only have two factors.


You cannot list all the potential prime factors. Any prime number can be a prime factor. There are an infinite number of prime numbers, so there are an infinite number of potential prime factors. If given a specific number, the prime factors for it can be listed.


Prime numbers have as factors the number 1 and their own number. Example: 37 is a prime number because its only factors are "1" and "37". If the prime number had further factors, it would no longer be prime.


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Whether a number is a prime number or not is determined by its factors. It is a prime number if its only factors are 1 and itself.


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The factors of a prime number are one and itself.


A number is prime when it only has one and itself as factors is prime. Therefore, to tell if a number is prime simply find it's factors. If it has more than two factors than it is not a prime number.


It is simply the whole number written as the product of its prime factors.It is simply the whole number written as the product of its prime factors.It is simply the whole number written as the product of its prime factors.It is simply the whole number written as the product of its prime factors.


A prime number only has two factors. If the number you're looking at has more than two factors, it is not prime.


Technically, you can't. You can find the prime factors of a number. If you compare those prime factors to the prime factors of another number, you will see if they have any prime factors in common.


A prime number is any number that only has one and itself as factors. Threfore, any number taht has more than two factors is not prime. Check the the factors of a number to tell if it is prime or not.


A prime number has only two factors, one and the number itself. A composite number has more than two factors. Factors can be either prime or composite.


No difference. Once you've found the factors of a number, the prime numbers on that list are the prime factors.


The prime factorization of a number is writing it as a product of its prime factors.


No, it cannot be written as the product of prime number as a prime number is a number having factors 1 and itself.


A prime number is any number that only has one and itself as factors. Threfore, any number taht has more than two factors is not prime. Check the the factors of a number to tell if it is prime or not.


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