the only positive number that is neither prime nor composite?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The prime numbers are:

    2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, ...

    The composite numbers are:

    4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, ...

    The only positive integer that is neither is:

    1

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 is the only natural number that is both non-prime and non-composite.

  • 1 decade ago

    1

    Both primes and composites are defined only for integers greater than 1.

  • MVB
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Don't see how it could exist. You might say zero, but although zero is an even integer, it is neither postive nor negative.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd have to say that either that there is none, but if you count 0 positive, then 0

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