Is 29 A Prime Number

Is 29 A Prime Number
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Prime numbers have only 2 factors 1 and the number itself. Do you know if 29 is a prime number? What about other numbers like 19, 49,  39 ? is 39 a prime? is 19 a prime? is 49 a prime? Check out the interactive questions and solved examples to know more about the lesson and try your hand at solving a few interesting practice questions at the end of the page.

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Lesson PLan

Is 29 a Prime Number?

The number which is only divisible by either \(1\) or by itself is a prime number.

or In other words "a number that is a multiple of only 1 and itself.

For example: Is 29 prime?

The answer is yes. Because it only has two factors as \(1\) and \(29\)

Let us take one more example: Is \(19\) a prime number?

The answer will be yes, as it only has \(1\) and only \(19\) as the number that can completely divide it leaving no remainder behind.

\(39\) is a prime number.

Do you know why?

 \(39\) is completely divisible by \( 1\) and \(39\) only.

This means it exactly has two factors which makes it a prime number.

Let us take an example of another number 49

Is 49 a prime number?

1 and 49 are factors of 49

But, Wait!  \(7 \times 7 is 49 \) which means 7 is also a factor of 49. So, 49 has 3 factors 1,7, and 49. So it is not a prime number. It is a composite number.

In the Number chart below, few numbers are circled in yellow.

Can you verify if all these numbers are prime numbers?

prime numbers chart

Is 29 a Composite Number?

Composite numbers have factors other than 1 and the number itself. other factors

29 is a prime number. we can't get 29 as a product multiplying two whole numbers other than 1 and 29

tips and tricks
Tips and Tricks
  • 2 is the only even prime number.
  • Any two-digit number that ends with 0 or 5 is NOT a prime number because these numbers will be divisible by 5
  • If the sum of the digits of a number (other than 3) is divisible by 3 then the number is NOT a prime number.

Solved Examples

Example 1



Susan was finishing her school work with her mom, but she had a doubt that out of \(4\), \(7\) and \(10\) which one is a prime number?

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 Her mother told her to write all the factors of the numbers given.

susan started writing \(4\) = \(1\), \(2\), \(4\)

                                   \(7\) = \(1\), \(7\)

                                   \(10\) = \(1\),\(2\),\(5\),\(10\)

Her mother then told: Susan now have a look at all the numbers and point the number having only two factors

Susan clearly understood that out of all the three numbers \(7\) is a prime number.

\( \therefore \) \(7\) is a prime number
Example 2



Help benny solve:

Is 31 prime or NOT?

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The given number is 31

Can you find two numbers such that their product is 31?

only \(1 \times 31\) gives a product 31

Thus 31 has exactly two factors.

Since the number of factors of 31 is exactly 2, it is a prime number.

\( \therefore \) \(31\) is a prime number

Interactive Questions

Here are a few activities for you to practice.

Select/Type your answer and click the "Check Answer" button to see the result.

Challenge your math skills
Challenging Question
  •  Tim has 49 flowers and Kate has 31 flowers. Who can arrange the flowers in rows such that each row has the same number of flowers?

Let's Summarize

The mini-lesson is targeted at the fascinating concept of prime numbers. The math journey around prime numbers starts with what a student already knows, and goes on to creatively crafting a fresh concept in the young minds. Done in a way that not only it is relatable and easy to grasp, but also will stay with them forever. Here lies the magic with Cuemath.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is a coprime number

Numbers that have only 1 as their common factor  are called coprime numbers

For example, \(18\) and \(35\) are coprime numbers as they only share \(1\) as a common factor.

2. Why is 29 a prime number?

29 is a prime number as it only has two factors as 1 and 29

3. Is 7 prime yes or no?

7 is a prime number. It only has two factors: 7 and 1

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