# what are prime numbers? Can anyone explain me with an example?

A M S ARUN KRISHNA
216 Points
8 years ago
prime numbers are numbers having two factors
• the number itself
• 1
Example: 2
It has 2 factors:- 1 and 2
Rahul Jiji George
42 Points
8 years ago
PRIME NUMBERS ARE THOSE NUMBERS HAVING ONLY TWO FACTERS

EG:-2,5,7,11,13,17,19ETC
Hinal Srivastava
50 Points
8 years ago
Prime nos are the nos which have only 2 factors i.e. 1 and the no itself.
Examples are; 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,etc
Varshitha
19 Points
8 years ago
Prime numbers are the numbers whose factors are 1 and the number itself. For suppose consider 2, it has factors as 1 and the number itself i.e., 2 but composite numbers are the numbers which have more than two factors ex 4 it has factors 1, 2 , 4 which is other than 1 nd the number itself. least prime number is 2 and 2 is also the least even prime number
SHANMUKESHWAR
461 Points
8 years ago
prime numbers are numbers having two factors
ex:2,3,5..........
Nandini Menon
15 Points
8 years ago
prime numbers are the ones whose factors are 1 and itself. They can have many multiple though. The no.s which do not have only two fators are called composite numbers. e.g. for prime numbers:2,3,13,17,5 etc. e.g. for composite no.s:4,9,18, 49 etc.
extra tip: 2 is the only even prime number
C.Vishaal
39 Points
5 years ago
Prime numbers are those kinds of numbers which are having their factors as 1 and the number itself.

For example, take the number 5.

What all factors does it have?
They are 1, number itself, that is, 5.

So, a few examples of prime numbers are 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31 and so on.

One more thing is that : 2 is the only even prime numbers. All other numbers are composite, that is, they have more than 2 factors.

For example, 16. The factors of 16 are 1,2,4,8,16, so that sums up to a total of 5 factors.

Regards
C.Vishaal
Vivek
70 Points
5 years ago
The no. Which can only be divided by 1 and itself is the prime number. Ex 2, 3,5 all are prime numbers.
Amit
26 Points
5 years ago
Prime nos are the nos which have only 2 factors i.e. 1 and the no itself. Examples are; 2357 etc.
Priyansh
98 Points
5 years ago
a number having only two factors 1 and the nummber iitself like 3 5 7.
Om
111 Points
5 years ago
Dear student
Prime numbers are those numbers which have only two factors i.e- 1 and itself
Eg:- 2,3,5,...............
I hope this answer helps you
With regards
A fellow student
Om
111 Points
5 years ago
Dear Student
A number that is divisible only by itself and 1 is known as a prime number.
Examples of prime numbers are 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,etc.
I hope this answer helps you

With regards