To determine if 514 is a prime number or a composite number, we simply look at the factors for 514.|
If the factors of 514 are only 514 and 1, then we know that 514 is a prime number. Otherwise, 514 is a composite number.
To explain better, if 514 is only divisible by 1 and 514, then it is a prime number, and if 514 is divisible by more than 514 and 1, then it is a composite number.
The factors of 514 are as follows:
1, 2, 257, 514
Therefore, since 514 is divisible by more than one and itself, the answer to the
question "Is 514 prime or composite?" is highlighted in blue below.
Is 515 prime or composite?
OK. Now you know that 514 is a composite number. Use our logic above and see if
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