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# Is it that 3 consecutive whole number can be prime factors Explain?

3 consecutive numbers cannot be prime factors. Any three consecutive numbers would include at least one even number. The only even Prime number is 2, and (2,3,4) doesn't qualify.

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## Related Questions

A prime number has no factors except itself and 1.

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

It is a prime number because its only factors are 1 and itself.

3 consecutive numbers cannot be prime factors. Any three consecutive numbers would include at least one even number. The only even prime number is 2, and (2,3,4) doesn't qualify.

All numbers have factors. Some factors are prime numbers. We call these prime factors. The factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3 and 6. The prime factors of 6 are 2 and 3.

No. It doesn't matter what factors you choose at the beginning, but all the factors should be prime at the end.

The only even prime number is 2 because it has only two factors which are itself and one.

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Prime numbers have only two factors: one and themselves. The only factors of 17 are 1 and 17. 17 is a prime number.

A prime number has only two factors: 1 and the number itself. A composite number has more than two factors.

Yes, because a composite number is any number that has more prime factors other than one and itself . The prime factors of 33 are 3 and 11.

37 is a prime number because it has only 2 factors which are itself and one

A pair of prime numbers are always relatively prime, whether they are consecutive or not. This is so because "relatively prime" means they have no common factors.

Yes it can be prime. A prime number is any number that only has one and itself as factors. By definition even numbers have a factor of two. Therefore the only even number that is prime is the number 2.

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