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Is this number a prime number?
A prime number exactly has 2 factors: 1 and itself.
Consider whether you find at least one other factor. If so, then it is not a prime number. For example, 10 is not a prime number because it can be divided by 2 and 5 (in addition to 1 and 10).
Memorize at least the first prime numbers:
2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19
If you would like to have a vivid explanation with a detailed example, please read the page Prime Factorization - Mona
Step 1: Find the factors of the number
40 is divisible by: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20, 40
Step 2: prime number or not a prime number?To find out whether it is a prime number, you only need to find another factor other than 1 or the 40.
The number 40 has more factors than 1 and 40. Therefore, it's not a prime number!
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