A prime number is a positive integer that is only divisible by **1** and itself. For example, **2**, **3**, **5**, **7**, **11** are the first few prime numbers.

For example, **4** is not a prime number because it is divisible by 1, 2 and 4 itself. It is a composite number.

## Example: Print Prime Numbers

```
// program to print prime numbers between the two numbers
// take input from the user
let lowerNumber = parseInt(prompt('Enter lower number: '));
let higherNumber = parseInt(prompt('Enter higher number: '));
console.log(`The prime numbers between ${lowerNumber} and ${higherNumber} are:`);
// looping from lowerNumber to higherNumber
for (let i = lowerNumber; i <= higherNumber; i++) {
let flag = 0;
// looping through 2 to user input number
for (let j = 2; j < i; j++) {
if (i % j == 0) {
flag = 1;
break;
}
}
// if number greater than 1 and not divisible by other numbers
if (i > 1 && flag == 0) {
console.log(i);
}
}
```

**Output**

Enter lower number: 2 Enter higher number : 10 The prime numbers between 2 and 10 are: 2 3 5 7

In the above program, the user is prompted to enter lower and higher bound numbers. Then the prime number between those numbers(including lower and higher if any) are listed out.

Two nested `for`

loops are used in the above program.

- The first
`for`

loop is used to loop between the numbers provided by the user. In this case, from**2**to**10** - A variable
`flag`is set to**0**. - The second
`for`

loop is used to loop between**2**to the number that is stored in`i`. - Inside the second loop, the value of
`i`is divided by each number from**2**to value one less than`i`(i - 1). - While dividing, if any number remainder results in
**0**, the number is not a prime number. So the variable`flag`is set to 1. - Finally, all the numbers that have a flag
**0**(not divisible by other numbers) are printed.