# Composite number

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**Composite number**as edited by DanielPulido (Talk | contribs) at 02:09, 19 March 2010. This URL is a permanent link to this version of this page.A **composite number** is a positive integer greater than 1 which is not a prime number. Composite numbers can always be written as a product of prime numbers, which represent a prime factorization. ^{[1]} For example, the prime factorization of the composite number 42 is 2 x 3 x 7.