Examples of Composite Numbers
- 4
- 4 is composite because 2 is a factor
- 8
- 8 is a composite number because it has 4 and 2 as factors
A composite number is a positive integer that has a factor other than 1 and itself. For instance, 6 is a composite number because:
If you are familiar with prime numbers, then you should recognize that a positive integer is either prime or composite--these two terms are mutually exclusive.