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# Is one considered a prime number?

Updated: 12/18/2022

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One is not considered a Prime number, because a normal prime number only has two divisors, itself and one. But one only has one divisor- one and itself, which is also one. One is a special case, not prime, not composite.
No, it is the multiplicative identity and neither prime or composite. There was a short period in history when some called it prime--but those years are long gone.

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