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Q: Why are square numbers one less than a prime number always even?

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Prime numbers cannot be square numbers.

A square number, by definition, cannot be a prime so the answer is there are no such numbers.A square number, by definition, cannot be a prime so the answer is there are no such numbers.A square number, by definition, cannot be a prime so the answer is there are no such numbers.A square number, by definition, cannot be a prime so the answer is there are no such numbers.

An oxymoron. Prime numbers can't be square. Square numbers can't be prime. You can square a prime number: 3 x 3 - 32 = 9

Yes.

The product of two prime numbers is always a composite number, and it never is a prime number.

Square numbers have too many factors to be prime.

Prime numbers have two factors. Prime squares have three factors. Square numbers have an odd number of factors but that number varies.

No.

No. A prime number is always odd.

No. By definition, the square root would be a factor so the number would not be a prime.

Absolutely not. A square number has an integer square root, so by definition it has at least one factor. Prime numbers have no factors

A [perfect] square number, by definition, has a factor which is its square root. As a result it CANNOT be a prime!

Prime numbers have two factors. All square numbers (other than 1) have more than that.

It is not impossible for a number to be prime and square, The only possible number that is prime and a square is 1, which is 1x1, and 12. Due to the fact that prime numbers are only divisible by themselves and 1, primes cannot be a square.

A semiprime or a prime square.

Numbers with more than two factors are not prime numbers

A prime number can't be divided, then it's not a square

No, they do not. If one of the prime numbers is 2, you will have an odd number.

25 is a square number that is a factor of 50 and a multiple of the prime number 5.

They aren't. The square roots of prime numbers are always irrational.

The sum of any two prime numbers is not always a composite number. The sum of 2 and 11 is 13, and 13 is a prime number, not a composite number.

3 is a prime number, but 9 is not. It is a compound number and the square of the number 3.

A prime number times a prime number is a composite number. Since prime numbers, except for 2, are odd numbers, a prime number times a prime number is usually an odd number. It will only be an even number if one of the prime numbers is 2. A prime number times a prime number will be a number with four factors unless both prime numbers are the same, in which case it will be a square number with only three factors.

There is no three digit prime number whose square root is a prime number. Prime numbers have no factors other than 1 and themselves. Any number having a prime number as a square root is a composite number.

All prime numbers have only 2 factors which are themselves and one. Al prime numbers are odd numbers except for 2 which is the only even prime number.