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Topic: 2 simple? questions and proposed answers
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Re: 2 simple? questions and proposed answers
Posted: Jan 7, 2012 3:46 AM
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Question #1 -
It could be how prime is defined ... it is generally taught that prime numbers are those that can be divided by 1 and itself. I generally teach that a prime number has EXACTLY TWO FACTORS. Thus 1 cannot be prime because it has only one factor, and 0 cannot be prime because it has infinite factors.



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