# Is 501 a Prime Number?

Is 501 a prime number? How do you know that 501 is prime or composite? Let us first understand what makes a number 'prime'. If a number has only 2 factors (1 and the number itself), then it is a prime number. If the number has more than 2 factors, then it is composite. Now, what do you think of 501? Is 501 a prime number? * "No, 501 is not a prime number."* Since 501 has more than 2 factors i.e. 1, 3, 167, 501, it is a composite number. Let's study this in detail.

**Is 501 a prime number? -**No**Is 501 a composite number? -**Yes**Prime Factors of 501 -**3, 167**Factors of 501 -**1, 3, 167, 501**Is 501 a perfect square? -**No

## Is 501 a Prime Number?

No, 501 is not a prime number. The number 501 is divisible by 1, 3, 167, 501. For a number to be classified as a prime number, it should have exactly two factors. Since 501 has more than two factors, i.e. 1, 3, 167, 501, it is not a prime number.

## Why is 501 not a Prime Number?

To understand whether 501 is prime or composite, it is important to find its factors.

**Factors of 501:** 1, 3, 167, 501

Since 501 has more than 2 factors, we can say that 501 is not a prime number.

## Is 501 a Composite Number?

Yes, since 501 has more than two factors i.e. 1, 3, 167, 501. In other words, 501 is a composite number because 501 has more than 2 factors.

**Problem Statements: **

Is 501 a Prime Number? | No |

Is 501 a Composite Number? | Yes |

Cube Root of 501 | 7.942277 |

Is 501 an Odd Number? | Yes |

Square Root of 501 | 22.383029 |

Is 501 a Perfect Cube? | No |

Multiples of 501 | 501, 1002, 1503, 2004, 2505, 3006, 3507, 4008, 4509, 5010 |

Is 501 a Perfect Square? | No |

Is 501 an Even Number? | No |

Square of 501 | 251001 |

**Fun Facts: **

- A pair of prime numbers X and Y are said to be twin prime numbers if the absolute difference between them is 2. Example - (311, 313) are twin prime numbers.
- 5 is the only prime number having the last digit as 5.
- 2 is the smallest prime number.

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