Activity › Discussion › Math › What are prime numbers, natural numbers, composite number and whole numbers? › Reply To: What are prime numbers, natural numbers, composite number and whole numbers?
ManpreetMemberMay 15, 2021 at 12:35 am::
Prime numbers –
Any number that is divisible by 1 and itself, i.e., it cannot be divided using any number other than 1 and itself is known as a prime number.
for example- 17, 23, 29 etc.
All the positive integers, for example – 1, 2, 3….infinity, excluding zero are known as natural numbers.
Composite numbers –
A composite number is a number that has at least one divisor other than 1 and itself. It is formed by multiplying two positive integers. For example – 2*3=6, where 6 is a composite number.
2*4=8, where 8 is a composite number.
Whole Numbers –
Any positive number, including zero, comes under the category of whole numbers.
for example – 0, 1, 2 , 3………infinity