PRIME NUMBERS AND AFR
Thu, 20 Jul 95 16:17:52 -0500
NE>>]> I'm familiar with three definitions of "prime number".
NE>>]>  A positive integer divisible only by itself and by 1.
NE>>]>  Same as  except that the number must also be greater than 1.
NE>>]>  Same as  or  except that the number must also be greater
NE>>]> than 2.
NE>>]> For my part, I don't care for definitions  or .
NE>>] Hmm. How do you feel about the uniqueness of prime factorization
NE>>] for positive integers? A lot of us are for it.
NE>>Sorry, you can't quite =have= that, as 1 is a positive integer.
NE>>When you sit down and state what you =can= have, you should see that
NE>>the matter comes down to =where=, rather than =whether=, you use an
NE>>expression equivalent to "except 1".
NE> Hard to tell what's a joke in some threads. Just in case this
NE>isn't, yes, 1 is does have a unique prime factorization, it's the
NE>product of no primes at all.
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