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# What is the smallest composite number

The smallest composite number is 4

4

Step-by-step explanation:

its smallest factors are 1,2, and 4

4, if you multiply 4 to 1 the answer is 4 and if you multiply 2 to 2 the answer is 4

4

Step-by-step explanation:

In order to know why 4 is the answer, let me explain to you what are composite and prime numbers.

Composite numbers

These are positive integers which have factors other than 1 and itself. In other words, it is not a prime number. Composite numbers, also called composites, have more than 2 factors and here are the composites from the numbers 1-10.

4 (Factors: 1, 2, 4)6 (Factors: 1, 2, 3, 6)8 (Factors: 1, 2, 4, 8)9 (Factors: 1, 3, 9)10 (Factors: 1, 2, 5, 10)

Also, all even numbers are composite numbers except 2.

Prime numbers

These are positive integers which have factors of 1 and itself only. Here are the prime numbers from 1-10.

2357

As you can see above, 4 is the smallest composite number. You might have noticed that 1 isn't there on the list of either composite or prime number. Well, that's because it's not a composite nor prime.

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In counting numbers, It is 4
The smallest composite number is 4.

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