Q: Is 56 a Prime Number?

 A: No, 56 is not a prime number.

Why is 56 not a prime number?

A prime number is a natural number, greater than one, that can only be divided by 1 and itself.

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 not a prime number.

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