# Is 16 a Prime Number?

No, **16** is not a *prime number*, it is a composite number.

### Why 16 is not a prime number?

Because **16** has divisors rather than 1 and itself.
16 can be divided by 2 and 2.

Prime factorization of *16* (list of divisors):

*The next prime number* of 16 is **17**

*The previous prime* number of 16 is **13**.

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