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composite number

An integer exactly divisible by at least one positive integer other than itself or 1.

composite number

(Mathematics) a positive integer that can be factorized into two or more other positive integers. Compare prime number

compos′ite num′ber

a number that is a multiple of at least two numbers other than itself and 1.

com·pos·ite number

An integer that can be divided by at least one other integer besides itself and 1 without leaving a remainder. 24 is a composite number since it can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12. No prime numbers are composite numbers. Compare prime number.
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Noun1.composite number - an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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This approach reduced the number of steps to a finite number of possible differences between two primes thus made it possible to apply divisibility rules on composite numbers whereas (Chauthaiwale, 2012, Eisenberg, 2000 and Aldrin et al, 2013) discussed prime numbers only.
"We are being taught concepts as basic as prime and composite numbers," said Pawan, a student of psychology.
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The second study covered prime and composite numbers. ANCOVAs indicated greater gains in conceptual knowledge about division and prime and composite numbers for the Chartworld group.
On an after-tax basis, our research in this paper shows that only 20% of active fund managers outperformed their representative benchmark and as Morningstar pointed out in “Morningstar Investor Returns” actual investor experience is often far worse than the composite numbers would suggest.”
Factor trees are introduced, and students learn about prime and composite numbers. Pictures of monsters are creatively combined to show that when two numbers are multiplied they create a larger number.
A simplified version of the method is also taught in the elementary school: Eratosthenes "invented a method of sifting out the composite numbers, leaving only the primes" (Maletsky et al., 2004), referred to as the Sieve of Eratosthenes.
The composite numbers are lower than the numbers for each candidate alone largely because optimism about the ability of the candidates to stay positive is not uniformly distributed across the public.
Now we construct infinite composite numbers n satisfying the equation S(n) = Zw(n), let [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], where [p.sub.i] are the different primes, and [p.sub.k] > [[alpha].sub.k] = [p.sub.1][p.sub.2] ....
The Greeks were the first to notice the difference between composite numbers, or those that can be broken down into groups of other numbers, and primes, those numbers that can't be divided by anything but 1 and themselves.
Sales of compact machines such as skid-steer loaders, mini-excavators and compact track loaders have been reasonably strong during this period, which has helped keep the composite numbers higher than they would have been otherwise.

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