Q: Is 56 a Composite Number?

 A: Yes, 56 is a composite number.

Why is 56 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 56 can be evenly divided by 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 28 and 56, with no remainder.

Since 56 cannot be divided by just 1 and 56, it is a composite number.

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  • All positive natural numbers are either a prime number or a composite number (except the number 1, which is neither).

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