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# Can you explain prime numbers

Updated: 10/25/2022

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14y ago

Prime numbers have only 2 factors, one and itself.

Basically, you won't be able to get a whole number if you divided the number by any number, except from one and itself. (eg. 13/1 = 13, and 13/13 = 1)

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