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**Answiki**on 06/08/2022 at 06:11:12 PM UTC# What is a prime number?

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**Answiki**on 06/08/2022 at 06:16:40 PM UTCA **prime number** is a natural number that has exactly **two distinct positive integer divisors (1 and itself)**.

__For example: __

- 5 is a prime number, because it is divisible only by 1 and 5 (it is not divisible by 2, 3, or 4).
- 6 is not a prime number because it is divisible by 1, 2, 3 and 6. It has 4 divisors.

__See also:__

- Is the number zero a prime number?
- Is the number one a prime number?
- Can a negative number be a prime number?

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**Answiki**06/08/2022 at 06:19:42 PM
What is the definition of a prime number?

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**Answiki**on 06/08/2022 at 06:16:40 PMA **prime number** is a natural number that has exactly **two distinct positive integer divisors (1 and itself)**.

__For example: __

- 5 is a prime number, because it is divisible only by 1 and 5 (it is not divisible by 2, 3, or 4).
- 6 is not a prime number because it is divisible by 1, 2, 3 and 6. It has 4 divisors.

__See also:__

- Is the number zero a prime number?
- Is the number one a prime number?
- Can a negative number be a prime number?

Question by

**Answiki**06/08/2022 at 06:11:12 PM
What is a prime number?

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