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# Fill in the blanks:

**(a)** A number which has only two factors is called a ______.

**(b)** A number which has more than two factors is called a ______.

**(c)** 1 is neither ______ nor ______.

**(d)** The smallest prime number is ______.

**(e)** The smallest composite number is _____.

**(f)** The smallest even number is ______.

To do:

We have to fill in the blanks.

Solution:

(a) Prime numbers are those numbers that are divisible by themselves and 1. No other number or numbers can divide them. These numbers have only two factors which include 1 as well.

A number which has only two factors is called a **prime number. **

(b) Composite numbers are those numbers that are NOT prime numbers. These numbers have three or more factors which include 1 as well.

A number which has more than two factors is called a composite number.

(c) We know that,

1 is neither a prime number nor a composite number.

1 is neither prime number nor composite number.

(d) Prime numbers are those numbers that are divisible by themselves and 1. No other number or numbers can divide them. These numbers have only two factors which include 1 as well.

The smallest prime number is 2.

(e) Composite numbers are those numbers that are NOT prime numbers. These numbers have three or more factors which include 1 as well.

The smallest composite number is 4.

(f) The smallest even number is 2.

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