# Is 42 prime?

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The number 42 is a composite number because 42 can be divided by one, by itself and at least by 2, 3 and 7. A composite number is an integer that can be divided by at least another natural number, besides itself and 1, without leaving a remainder (divided exactly).

The factorization or decomposition of 42 = 2•3•7. Notice that here, it is written in exponential form.

The prime factors of 42 are 2, 3 and 7. It is the list of the integer's prime factors.

The number of prime factors of 42 is 3.

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