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The number one is neither prime nor composite. Prime numbers are positive integers greater than one that are evenly divisible only by themselves and one. Composite numbers are positive integers that have divisors other than themselves and one.


A prime number is a whole number greater than one that is only divisible by one or itself without leaving a remainder. A composite number is a whole number greater than one that is evenly divisible by more than one and itself.


Teachers use prime and composite numbers charts to teach students to identify prime and composite numbers as they shade them with two different colors. A prime number is a number greater than one that has only two factors, itself and one. A composite number has more than two factors.


The prime factors of 12 are 2 and 3. A prime number is a number greater than 1 that cannot be divided by any number except itself and 1. Both 2 and 3 are prime factors of 12 because they are prime numbers that can be divided into 12 with nothing remaining.


The prime factors of 6 are 2 and 3. The number 6 cannot be factorized into any other combination of prime numbers. A prime number is a whole number larger than 1 which can only be divided by 1 and itself.


The prime factors of 30 are 2, 3 and 5. In addition to being the factors of 30, the numbers 2, 3 and 5 are also prime numbers, which means that they can only be divided evenly by either the number 1 or by themselves. The numbers 2, 3 and 5 are also the first three prime numbers.


The prime factorization of 100 is 2^2 x 5^2, or 2 x 2 x 5 x 5. One hundred is considered a composite number because it is a positive integer divisible by at least one positive number other than 1 and 100 (itself).


The prime factorization of 40 is 40 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5. To find the prime factorization of any number, x, one must determine which prime numbers multiple together to equal x.


The prime factors of 50 are 2 and 5, with the rest of its factors not being prime numbers. A factor is any number that can be divided evenly into the base number of interest, but only some factors are also prime numbers.


The prime factorization of 99 is 3 times 3 times 11, or 3^2 times 11. Prime factorization requires finding the prime numbers that multiply together to make a particular number. Prime numbers are numbers that are evenly divisible by only themselves and one.