# Is 36 a Prime Number?

No, **36** is not a *prime number*, it is a composite number.

### Why 36 is not a prime number?

Because **36** has divisors rather than 1 and itself.
36 can be divided by 2 and 2.

Prime factorization of *36* (list of divisors):

*The next prime number* of 36 is **37**

*The previous prime* number of 36 is **31**.

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