Definition of Composite Number

A composite number has at least three factors. Every number has a factor of 1 and itself;however, a composite number has at least one more than that.
Contrast composite numbers with prime numbers.

Examples of composite numbers

    NON Examples of composite numbers

    (they're prime)
  • 3 is not composite because its factors are factors are 1 and 3
  • 5 is not composite because its factors are factors are 1 and 5

List of the composite numbers between 1 and 100

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