How many prime numbers are squares?Date: 01/09/97 at 21:22:58 From: Anonymous Subject: Prime Dear Dr. Math, How many prime numbers are squares? Eric Date: 01/10/97 at 13:19:08 From: Doctor Wilkinson Subject: Re: Prime None. A prime number is a whole number other than 1 that is not a product of smaller numbers. A square, on the other hand, is always the product of a smaller number by itself, except for 1, which we don't count as a prime. For example: 4 = 2 * 2 9 = 3 * 3 -Doctor Wilkinson, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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