# Is 99 a Prime Number?

No, **99** is not a *prime number*, it is a composite number.

### Why 99 is not a prime number?

Because **99** has divisors rather than 1 and itself.
99 can be divided by 3 and 3.

Prime factorization of *99* (list of divisors):

*The next prime number* of 99 is **101**

*The previous prime* number of 99 is **97**.

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