composite number

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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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Every 5th of the month, the Philippine Statistics Authority releases data on the previous month's Consumer Price Index (CPI)-a composite number that captures an 'average price' based on a representative basket of commodities and services that a 'typical' Filipino household consumes regularly.
The composite number, which combines both results, came in at 53.
The canonical representation of a composite number was written after finding the exponent of its prime factors.
A special type of composite number is a factorial where 'n factorial' is:
Based on a five-point scale with five as maximum performance, the credit union industry HealthScore is a composite number based on earnings, capital growth, member relationship, liquidity, asset quality and efficiency.
In contrast, if n is a composite number, it is quite rare for the above congruence to be satisfied with b.
For example, 6 is a composite number because it has more than two factors: 1, 2, 3, and 6.
For any composite number n > 6, we have the identities c(n) = 0 and C(n) = 0;
Because the idea of 9 as a composite number had surprised so many of the children, they were especially eager to see what their family members would say about this number.
More patients treated with acetaminophen than patients treated with either rofecoxib or celecoxib discontinued early because of lack of effectiveness (17% vs 8% to 9%; composite number needed to treat for 1 withdrawal because of lack of efficacy = 8).
He liked the number twenty-four because it is a composite number, the product of several factors.

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