Prime or Composite Worksheets
What makes a number Prime or Composite? Prime or composite numbers are the base or grounds of mathematical concepts. They are the two numbers that are most used in mathematics. Before you dig in to discover what makes a number either prime or composite, let us find out the basic definition of Prime or Composite number. A Prime number is a number that has only two factors, which means that the number can be multiplied only by two numbers. One is itself, and the other one is number 1. On the other hand, a composite number is one that has a series of different factors in addition to 1 and the number itself. However, number 1 and 0 are neither Prime nor composite. The quality of prime number being divisible by only itself and number 1 makes it a prime number. And the quality of composite number being divisible by itself, 1 and a series of other numbers make it a composite number. Example of Prime numbers; 5, 3, 7, 9 etc. And the example of composite numbers is 4, 6, 8, and 10.
Riddle: Why didn't the Romans find algebra challenging?
Answer: Because X was always 10