A number is divided evenly by its factors, then what to call this number with?

For example:
10 is divided evenly by 1, 2 and 5.
1, 2, 5 are the factors

Then, how can I denote "10" with a noun?

(I tried searching math.stackexchange, but this seems to be too elementary there)

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    Any number is divisible by 1 and itself; they are all numbers. Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 4:24
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    All numbers are divisible by their factors.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 9:29
  • A number that can be factored is factorable.
    – Phil Sweet
    Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 9:35
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    I’m voting to close this question because the question belongs on math. stackexchange
    – Gigili
    Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 10:02

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The number 10 is a composite number according to the following definition:

composite number (kəm-pŏz′ĭt)

An integer that can be divided by at least one other integer besides itself and 1 without leaving a remainder. 24 is a composite number since it can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12. No prime numbers are composite numbers. Compare prime number.


A number that can be divided only by itself and 1 without leaving a remainder is a prime number.


10 is a multiple of 1, 2, 5, and 10. (Note that every number is a factor and mul,tiple of itself.)

In science, a multiple is the product of any quantity and an integer.[1][2][3] In other words, for the quantities a and b, we say that b is a multiple of a if b = na for some integer n, which is called the multiplier. If a is not zero, this is equivalent to saying that b/a is an integer.[4][5][6]


  • This answer agrees with the OED: 2.Multiple (n.) 2. a. Mathematics. A quantity which contains another quantity some number of times without remainder; a quantity which is the product of a given quantity and some other, esp. one which results from multiplying the given quantity by an integer. Thus 4 is a multiple of 2; 6 is a multiple of 2 and 3; 12 is the lowest common multiple of 2, 3, and 4.
    – Greybeard
    Commented Aug 12, 2020 at 9:24

10 is the product of 1, 2, and 5. Those are all integers. They are also whole numbers. Multiplied together, 1, 2, and 5 make 10. 2 and 5 are 10's prime factors.

Here's a website you can look up related terms: MathIsFun.

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