# What is the smallest prime number?

A prime number is a number that has got only two factors, that is 1 and the number itself.

## Answer: 2 is the smallest prime number.

Let's check and find the smallest prime number

## Explanation:

Smallest non-zero number is 1.

The factor of 1: 1

1 has only one factor which is 1 itself.

The next smallest non-zero number is 2.

Factors of 2: 1 and 2

It has only two factors, 1 and the number itself 2.

**Therefore, 2 is the smallest prime number.**

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