# Is 42 a prime number?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 7, 2018

No. Prime numbers are only divisible by 1 and themselves

#### Explanation:

An example of a prime number is 13. The only numbers that are evenly divisible into 13 are 1 and 13.

42 is evenly divisible by several numbers such as 2 & 21, 3 & 14, and 6 & 7, so it is not prime