# Is 22 prime or composite??

##### 2 Answers

22 is composite.

#### Explanation:

First, review what "prime" and "composite" mean:

A **prime number** is number greater than 1 that can't be created by multiplying two smaller, natural numbers.

A **composite number** is a number greater than 1 that can be created by multiplying two smaller, natural numbers.

Let's factor 22:

1 - 22

2 - 11

Because 22 can be formed by multiplying two smaller, natural numbers, it is composite.

#### Explanation:

A Prime number has only

The only even number which is prime is

All other even numbers are multiples of

Therefore we can see it has

Numbers which have more than

The prime numbers less than