__ ____Is 973 is a composite number or not ?__

__Is 973 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 973 is composite or not first we have to find its factors.

**Factors of 973:**

- If we have taken numbers from 1, 2, 3…for checking factors of 973, we found that 973 has factors 1, 7, 139 and 973. Hence, we must say that 973 is a composite number.
- Thus, 973 is the composite number.
- If we multiply 973 by 1, 2, 3 then we get the multiples of 973 which are 973, 1946 and so on.

**973 is a ****Composite number or Prime number **

__About the number 973:__

- 973 has more than two factors which are 1, 7, 139 and 973 and hence it is the composite number.
- 973 is the odd composite number and it is not the perfect square also.
- If we divide 973 by 1, 7, 139 and 973 then we get remainder as zero. Hence, 1, 7, 139 and 973 are the factors of 973

__Note:__

__Note:__

- 973 is not the perfect square.
- Factors of 973: 1, 7, 139 and 973
- Prime factors of 973: 7, 139

**Conclusion:**

- 973 is the composite number which has factors 1, 7, 139 and 973.
- And hence, 973 is not the prime number.

**Multiple Choice Questions:**

**1) 973 is a**

a) odd 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 973 are**

a) 1

b) 7, 139

c) 1 and 973

d) 1, 7, 139 and 973

**Ans: b) 7, 139**

**3) 973 is the odd composite number because**

a) It has factors 1, 7, 139 and 973

b) It is divisible by 2

c) It is not divisible by 2

d) Both a and c

**Ans: d) both a and c**