To determine if 41 is a prime number or a composite number, we simply look at the factors for 41.|
If the factors of 41 are only 41 and 1, then we know that 41 is a prime number. Otherwise, 41 is a composite number.
To explain better, if 41 is only divisible by 1 and 41, then it is a prime number, and if 41 is divisible by more than 41 and 1, then it is a composite number.
The factors of 41 are as follows:
Therefore, since 41 is divisible by only one and itself, the answer to the
question "Is 41 prime or composite?" is highlighted in blue below.
Is 42 prime or composite?
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