
Re: prime numbers and African artifact
Jeff Katz (jeffkatz@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
12 Jul 1995 19:16:21 0400
doldridg@fox.nstn.ns.ca (Dave Oldridge) writes
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>> : >>
>> : >What? They left out 9, 15, and 21, some of the most useful prime numbers
>> : >of all! :^)
>>
>> : No, no, no. Those are the *even* numbers! The primes are 1, 4, 9, 16, 25,
>> : 36, etc.
>>
>> Wrong  those are ROUND numbers. The primes are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,
>> 21, 34, etc. It's as easy as 3.1415.....
>Whoa! There seems to be a whole lot of confusion here as to just what a
>prime number is. Simply put, it is a number that can only (without
>leaving a remainder) be divided by 1 and by itself. 2 is the only even
>prime number, since all other even numbers are divisible
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i get it now. so, because 2000 is a prime, then it's not a leap year!
sorry, wrong thread...
