# Is 8742 a prime number?

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

No, 8 742 is not a prime number.

For example, 8 742 can be divided by 2: 8 742 / 2 = 4 371.

For 8 742 to be a prime number, it would have been required that 8 742 has only two divisors, i.e., itself and 1.

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