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What do you call a number that has more than two factors?

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A number with more than two factors is called a composite number. A factor is a number that is evenly divisible into another number. Prime numbers, by definition must be larger than one and have only themselves and one as factors.

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What do you call a number that has more than two factors?
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Any whole number that is not a prime number is a composite. All even numbers, except the number two are composites, as they are divisible by two. Prime factors of a number are useful in finding the least common denominator in a fraction. They are also helpful in determining the greatest common factor of a number. The larger a number, the greater the chance it is a composite.

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