## Composite Numbers

A composite number is defined as a whole number with three or more whole number factors. As an example, the number 12 has six factors:

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12

as it may be composed by mulitiplying the following pairs of numbers:

3 x 4 = 12, 2 x 6 = 12, 1 x 12 = 12

The first ten composite numbers are provided below:

4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18

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