# Fill in the blanks

(a) A number which has only two factors is called a ………… .

(b) A number which has more than two factors is called a ………… .

(c) 1 is neither ………… nor ………… .

(d) The smallest prime number is ………… .

(e) The smallest composite number is ………… .

(f) The smallest even number is ………… .

**Solution:**

We will be using the concepts of Factors, Even Number, Composite Number, and Prime Number to solve this.

(a) a prime number (Prime numbers have just two factors, 1 and the number itself)

(b) composite number (Composite numbers have factors other than 1 and the number itself)

(c) prime, composite

(d) 2

(e) 4 (The factors of 4 are 1, 2, and 4)

(f) 2

NCERT Solutions Class 6 Maths - Chapter 2 Exercise 3.2 Question 12

## Fill in the blanks.

(a) A number which has only two factors is called a ………… . (b) A number which has more than two factors is called a ………… . (c) 1 is neither ………… nor ………… . (d) The smallest prime number is ………… . (e) The smallest composite number is ………… . (f) The smallest even number is ………… .

**Summary:**

(a) A number which has only two factors is called a prime number. (b) A number which has more than two factors is called a composite number. (c) 1 is neither prime nor composite. (d) The smallest prime number is 2. (e) The smallest composite number is 4. (f) The smallest even number is 2.