Is 49 a prime number?


Quick Answer

The number 49 is divisible by seven, so it is not a prime number. A prime number is a number that is only divisible by the number 1 and itself.

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Prime numbers up to 100 are easily identifiable if you have memorized the multiplication tables through 12. Any even number, with the exception of the number two, is not a prime number because all even numbers are divisible by two. The next multiplier to be aware of would be three. The number three is prime, but using three as a factor removes the odd numbers nine, 15, 21, 27 and 33 as prime numbers. The number five is prime, but including it as a factor removes all odd numbers that end with a five, and so on.

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