Is 160 is a Composite number

 Is 160 is a composite number or not ?

  • As we already know that, the number having factors 1 and the number itself is the prime number.
  • And numbers having more than these two factors are the composite numbers.
  • To check whether the number 160 is composite or not first we have to find its factors.

 

Factors of 160:

  • If we have taken numbers from 1, 2, 3…for checking factors of 160, we found that 160 has factors 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 32, 40, 80 and 160. Hence, we must say that 160 is a composite number.
  • Thus, 160 is the composite number.
  • If we multiply 160 by 1, 2, 3 then we get the multiples of 160 which are 160, 320, and so on.

 

About the number 160:

  • 160 has more than two factors which are 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 32, 40, 80 and 160 and hence it is the composite number.
  • 160 is the even composite number and it is not the perfect square also.
  • If we divide 160 by 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 32, 40, 80 and 160 then we get remainder as zero. Hence, 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 32, 40, 80 and 160 are the factors of 160.

 

Note:

  • 160 is not the perfect square.
  • Factors of 160: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 32, 40, 80 and 160
  • Prime factors of 160: 2, 5

 

Conclusion:

  • 160 is the composite number which has factors 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 32, 40, 80 and 160.
  • And hence, 160 is not the prime number.

 

Multiple Choice Questions:

 

1) 160 is a

a) even number

b) Prime number

c) Composite number

d) Both a and c

Ans: d) both a and c

 

2) The prime factors of a composite number 160 are

a) 1

b) 2, 5

c) Both a and b

d) 1601

Ans: b) 2,79

 

3) 1 is the not prime factor of 160 because

a) It is the prime number

b) 1 is neither prime nor composite number

c) Both a and b

d) Given statement is false

Ans: b) 1 is neither prime nor composite number


Updated: November 25, 2021 — 4:52 pm

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