
Re: prime numbers and African artifact
Craig A. Johnston (caj@tower.stc.housing.washington.edu)
11 Jul 1995 17:59:56 GMT
In article <henryDBK686.Ev4@netcom.com>, 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?
>
Um, this is the same troll, in binary. Lemme help you with that hook...
