Re: prime numbers and African artifact
David Ullrich (email@example.com)
13 Jul 1995 19:43:58 GMT
Daniel Kian Mc Kiernan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Jul 1995, Alistair J. R. Young wrote:
>>Rick Hawkins writes:
>>> But only half- credit, since it's the wrong answer. 1 is not prime.
>> Correct me if I'm wrong but if a prime number is only divisible by itself
>> and 1, 1 is prime. What else is it divisible by?
>I'm familiar with three definitions of "prime number".
> A positive integer divisible only by itself and by 1.
> Same as  except that the number must also be greater than 1.
> Same as  or  except that the number must also be greater
> than 2.
>For my part, I don't care for definitions  or .
Hmm. How do you feel about the uniqueness of prime factorization
for positive integers? A lot of us are for it.