Set S consists of integers from 2-30, inclusive. The number of composite numbers in S is how much greater than the number of prime numbers in S?

A. 6 B. 7 C. 8 D. 9

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- Jan 8th 2013, 02:24 PMtahirakwIntegers
Set S consists of integers from 2-30, inclusive. The number of composite numbers in S is how much greater than the number of prime numbers in S?

A. 6 B. 7 C. 8 D. 9 - Jan 8th 2013, 02:49 PMabenderRe: Integers
Have you made an attempt? Do you know what prime and composite numbers are?

- Jan 8th 2013, 02:57 PMtahirakwRe: Integers
My answer is 9. A prime 3,5,7,11. 3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,27.

- Jan 8th 2013, 03:00 PMtahirakwRe: Integers
typo 27 in not a prime

- Jan 8th 2013, 03:00 PMabenderRe: Integers
$\displaystyle 9\times 3 = 27$, or, $\displaystyle 3\times 3\times 3 = 27$

Did you mean 29 instead of 27?

Also, don't forget that 2 is a prime! - Jan 8th 2013, 03:03 PMtahirakwRe: Integers
Yes 29. and 2 you are right.

- Jan 8th 2013, 03:07 PMHallsofIvyRe: Integers
Yes, there are 9 more composites than primes. The primes are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29 so there are 10 primes out of the 29 numbers between 2 and 30, inclusive,leaving 29- 10= 19 composite numbers. 19- 10= 9.

- Jan 8th 2013, 03:10 PMabenderRe: Integers
Don't kids play Number Munchers any more?

- Jan 9th 2013, 07:09 AMtahirakwRe: Integers
I guess not. Thanks