Composite number - Definition with Examples

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What is Composite Number?

In math, composite numbers can be defined as the whole numbers that have more than two factors. 
Whole numbers that are not prime are composite numbers, because they are divisible by more than two numbers. 
 

For example, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 are the first few composite numbers.

Composite numbers more than two factors

Here’s a list of all the composite numbers up to 100, marked in yellow.

List of composite numbers chart 1 to 100

  Fun Facts

  • 1 is neither a prime number nor a compostie number.
  • All even number except 2 are composite numbers.
  • 4 is the smallest composite number.

 

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Composite numbers are 4, 6, 8 and 9,
Then, there is also 10 and 12 in line.
They have more than 2 factors on the shelf,
Including the numbers 1 and itself!

OR 

Composite numbers are 4, 6, 8 and 9,
Then, there is also 10 and 12 in line.
They have atleast 3 factors on the shelf,
Including the numbers 1 and itself!

 

Let'd do itLet's do it!

Ask your children to identify the numbers you say as composite or prime. You can further ask them to find the factors of the composite numbers they identified. 

related math vocabularyRelated math vocabulary

Whole number, Factors, Prime Number, Even Number.

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