Re: prime numbers and African artifact

Sani Huttunen (
18 Jul 1995 11:06:07 GMT

"Alistair J. R. Young" <> wrote:

>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?

You ARE wrong. 1 does NOT count as a prime. Your defintion of a prime is wrong.
The definition should be:

"A Prime is a number larger than 1 and devisable only by itself and 1."

hence 1 is not a prime.

Sani Huttunen