What kind of orange K dwarf stars are prone to flaring?

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Hello.

I would like to discover if there is any kind of relationship between the 'lateness' of K-type dwarf stars and the degree to which they flare. By 'lateness' I am referring to the classification of spectral types. So, K0 to K4 would be considered to be 'early' and K5 to K9 would be 'late'. My interest is prompted by articles like the following, which suggest that habitable zones planets orbiting K type orange dwarves might be very life friendly.

https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/search-for-life/habitable-zone/
https://Earth'sky.org/space/k-stars-goldilocks-stars-ideal-for-habitable-planets/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitability_of_K-type_main-sequence_star_systems

It is my understanding that flare stars pose a serious threat to the planets that orbit them both in terms of being harmful to life and also in terms of degrading or destroying planetary atmospheres.

Any help given would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Cerenkov.
 

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