Is 101 a Prime Number ?

Is 101 a Prime Number ?
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Rewrite the number 101 from right to left.

Yes, you got the same number right?!


Such numbers are called palindrome numbers.

101,1001,1331 are a few examples of palindromes.

101 is a unique palindrome.

Let us explore a little bit more about the number 101

Lesson Plan

Is 101 a Prime Number?

A prime number is a natural number that has two factors only.

Prime numbers are divisible only by 1 and itself.

Examples: 3,5,7,11 etc;

Let us look at the factors of 101

The factors of 101 are 1,101 i.e., no other factors other than 1 and itself.

So, 101 is a prime number.

Is 101 a composite number?

101 is not a composite number as it cannot be written as a product of two natural numbers other than 1 and itself.

101 is the smallest 3-digit prime number.

important notes to remember
Important Notes
  1. 101 is a prime number.
  2. The natural number '1' is neither prime nor composite.

Solved Examples

Example 1



kate's mother asked  Kate a question. 

"Is 91 a prime number?"

How can Kate decide if 91 is a prime number or a composite number?


The prime factorization of 91 is 7\(\times\)13

The factors of 91 are 1, 7, 13, 91

So, it is a composite number 

So, 91 is not a prime number
Example 2



List out the prime numbers between 1 and 100

<< have the chart listing all 1- 100  numbers >>


Using divisibility rules and the sieve of Eratosthenes we can list the primes below 100.

2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, and 97

list of prime number

There are 25 primes between 1 and 100
Challenge your math skills
Challenging Questions
  1. Harry states "Every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes". Can you verify his statement?
  2. Can a perfect square be the prime number?

Interactive Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are co-primes?

Two numbers are said to be co-prime if they do not have any common divisors except for 1

eg: (2,5), (2,9), (7,16) are examples of co-primes. 

2. Is 101 a prime number and why?

Yes,101 is a prime number as it is not divisible by any number except for 1 and itself.

3. Is 101 divisible by any number?

101 is divisible only by 1 and itself.

So, it is a prime number.

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