
Re: prime numbers and African artifact
Kirk Israel (kisrael@diamond.tufts.edu)
11 Jul 1995 16:57:01 GMT
Henry Polard (henry@netcom.com) wrote:
: In article <3tso8h$giu@netaxs.com>, Michael Hyman <mikeh@netaxs.com> wrote:
: >Rick Hawkins (rhawkins@iastate.edu) wrote:
: >: >> Prime numbers are those numbers which can NOT be divided evenly by
: >: >> another whole number... 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31...
: >
: >: >Hurrah!
: >: But only half credit, since it's the wrong answer. 1 is not prime.
: >
: >On a related topic, the binary system has the interesting property that
: >all numbers which end in 1 are prime: 001, 011, 101, 111, ...
: Going further, the next number that ends in 1 is 1001 = 9, which is
: 3 times 3, and therefore not prime.
: Perhaps you meant to say that in the binary system, all numbers
: that end in 1 are odd?
Wow could this be another troll? A troll in response to an obvious troll,
trying to get responses that say "hey, silly, how's that hook feel?"
A metatroll!! That's cool well, I bit...

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