Q: Is 3 a Composite Number?

 A: No, 3 is not a composite number; it is a prime number.

Why is 3 not a composite number?

A composite number is a number that can be divided evenly by more numbers than 1 and itself. It is the opposite of a prime number.

The number 3 can be evenly divided by 1 and 3, with no remainder.

Since 3 can be divided by just 1 and 3, it is not a composite number.

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