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### 1 is prime or composite number ...?

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```    Neither prime nor composite
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##### Explanation

This question is about "1 is prime or composite number". Before starting any reply we have to understand about prime number and composite number.

```Prime number
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A number is greater than 1 is called a prime number, if it has only two factors, 1 and the number itself i.e 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 ... also notice that prime number are start form 2.

```Composite Number
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"A number that can be divided exactly by numbers other than 1 or itself is called a composite number" i.e 4, 6, 8, 9, 10... notice that 1 is not included in composite number and 2, 3 are in prime number list therefore composite number are starting from 4.

```1
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1 has only one positive divisor that is itself. therefore 1 is not a prime number.
1 cannot be written as a product of two factors, so 1 is also not composite. 1 is also have a unique property that 1 is a number whose reciprocal is also itself which is also a whole number. Anyway 1 is neither prime nor composite number.

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