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## Composite Numbers

__Definition __

A number which has more factors (other than itself and 1) is called **Composite number.**
**In other words,** all **Natural Numbers** other than **Prime Numbers** are known **Composite Numbers.**

**Note:- 1 is neither a prime number nor a composite number**

Read the following examples to learn **Composite Numbers.**

**Example 1 =** Explain whether given natural number 24 is a composite number or not ?
**Answer =** Find factors of given natural number 24.

Factors of 24 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24.

Since, the given natural number 24 has more factors (other than itself and 1),

we can say that the given natural number 24 is a **Composite Number.**

**Example 2 =** Explain whether given natural number 13 is a composite number or not ?
**Answer =** Find factors of given natural number 13.

Factors of 13 = 1 and 13.

Since, the given natural number 13 has no factor; other than itself and 1.

we can say that the given natural number 13 is not a **Composite Number; **but it is a **Prime number.**

**Example 3 =** Explain whether given natural number 27 is a composite number or not ?
**Answer =** Find factors of given natural number 27.

Factors of 27 = 1, 3, 9 and 7

Since, the given natural number 27 has more factors (other than itself and 1),

we can say that the given natural number 27 is a **Composite Number.**