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How can you quick check if a number is a prime?

Updated: 10/17/2022

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A number is prime if its only factors are 1 and itself. There is no easy way to check primes larger than about 100, but there are programs online that will check for you. A large prime can only end in 1, 3, 7, or 9.*

The quick checks that indicate a number is NOT prime:

• Even numbers (other than the number 2) are not prime
• Numbers whose digits add to a multiple of 3 are not prime, because they can be divided by 3 (e.g. 261 where 2+6+1 = 9)
• Numbers ending in 5 or 0 (other than 5) are not prime

For primes less than 100, you can also check to see if the number is divisible by 7, 11, or 13.

* (See the two related links for large Prime number checking sites)

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