# Is 1996 a prime number?

It is possible to find out using mathematical methods whether a given integer is a prime number or not.

No, 1 996 is not a prime number.

For example, 1 996 can be divided by 2: 1 996 / 2 = 998.

For 1 996 to be a prime number, it would have been required that 1 996 has only two divisors, i.e., itself and 1.

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