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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776 # Tell whether the number is prime or composite.16

16 is a composite number.

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## Step-1-Recall the concept of prime and composite numbers

Prime numbers are the numbers which are divisible by 1 and itself.

Composite numbers are the numbers which have factors other than 1 and itself.

## Step-2- Find the factors of the given number

Observe that,

$\begin{array}{l}16÷2=8\\ 16÷4=4\\ 16÷8=2\\ 16÷16=1\end{array}$

There are no other numbers which divides 16.

## Step-3- Conclusion

The factors of 16 are 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16.

Therefore, 16 is a composite number. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 