# Is 87 a Prime Number?

No, **87** is not a *prime number*, it is a composite number.

### Why 87 is not a prime number?

Because **87** has divisors rather than 1 and itself.
87 can be divided by 3 and 29.

Prime factorization of *87* (list of divisors):

*The next prime number* of 87 is **89**

*The previous prime* number of 87 is **83**.

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