# Is 973 a Composite number

## 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

• 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:

• 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

Updated: February 14, 2022 — 4:55 pm