Re: prime numbers and African artifact

Ilkka Salminen (
13 Jul 1995 12:04:16 +0300

In article <>,
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?

1 can't be a prime number, because that would cause some serious identity
crises at the number factory. Number 1 would just product oneself to no end.
No number would ever be finished.


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