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):

  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

The next prime number of 16 is 17
The previous prime number of 16 is 13.


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