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# Is the number 7 prime or composite?

Here is the answer to questions like: Is the number 7 prime or composite? or is 7 a prime or a composite number?

Use the prime numbers calculator below to discover if any given number is a prime. You can also get a prime numbers chart with all primes before this given number.

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The number 7 is a prime number because it is not possible to factorize it. In other words, 7 is only divided by 1 or by itself.

List of prime numbers before 7 (including 7 itself):

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

## What is a prime number?

### Definition of prime 1

An integer greater than one is called a prime number if its only positive divisors (factors) are one and itself. For example, the only divisors of 11 are 1 and 11, so 11 is a prime number, while the number 51 has divisors 3, 17 and 51 itself (51 = 3â€¢17), making 51 not a prime number.

### Definition of prime 2

A positive integer that is not divisible without remainder by any integer except itself and 1, with 1 often excluded.

Note that:

• 0 (zero) is not a prime number because it isn't divided by itself. Zero has an infinite number of divisors (any nonzero whole number divides zero). It cannot be written as a product of two factors, neither of which is itself, so zero is also not composite. More concisely, zero is not a prime or a composite number either.
• 1 (one) is neither a prime nor a composite number. One has only one positive divisor. It cannot be written as a product of two factors, neither of which is itself, so one is also not composite. THe number one falls in a class of numbers called units.
References: Why is the number one not prime? and 1 and 0: Prime or Composite?