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# ${\text{Fill in the blank}}{\text{.}} \\ {\text{The smallest composite number is ……...}}\,\_\,\_\,\_\,\_ \\$ Verified
${\text{All composite numbers have at least three factors this means that there are at least three numbers }} \\ {\text{that can be used to evenly divide a composite number}}{\text{.}} \\ {\text{e}}{\text{.g 21}} \\ {\text{Factors of 21 are 1,3,7,21}} \\ {\text{Hence smallest composite no is 4 }} \\ {\text{Because, }} \\ {\text{1 has only one factor }} \\ {\text{2 has 2 factors i}}{\text{.e 1 and 2 }} \\ {\text{Also, 3 has 2 factors i}}{\text{.e 1 and 3 }} \\ {\text{So, 4 is the first number that satisfies all the conditions to be a composite number }} \\ {\text{Factors of 4 are 1,2,4}} \\ {\text{NOTE: A composite number is a positive integer that can be formed by multiplying two}} \\ {\text{Smaller positive integers }}{\text{.equivalently,it is a positive integer that has at least one divisor}} \\ {\text{other than 1 and itself}}{\text{. }} \\ \\$