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# Can 3 consecutive whole numbers be primes?

Updated: 9/16/2023

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No. Any three consecutive numbers will have at least one of them which is divisible by 2, which means it cannot be prime. And since 1 is not considered a Prime number, it cannot happen.

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3 consecutive numbers cannot be prime factors. Any three consecutive numbers would include at least one even number. The only even prime number is 2, and (2,3,4) doesn't qualify.

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