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# Is there a remainder when you divide a prime number?

Updated: 10/17/2022

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Yes, unless you divide the number by itself, then the answer would be one. Also, you can divide it by one, and the answer would be that number.

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Your question's meaning eludes me. You can divide any number by 5, whether or not it is a remainder, and why would you want to divide a remainder by 5 anyway?