Published 20 Nov 2019
[cont'd] called a composite number. The number 6 is composite because it is the product of two numbers (2 × 3) that are both smaller than 6. Prime numbers are central to number theory because of the fundamental theorem that every natural number greater than 1 is either a prime itself or can be factorized as a product of primes that is unique up to their order.
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