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# the only positive number that is neither prime nor composite?

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- PuzzlingLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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

- Anonymous1 decade ago
1 is the only natural number that is both non-prime and non-composite.

- MVBLv 61 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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