Q: Is there a prime number where there is 1 less than a perfect square?

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A beprisque number nnn is an integer which is either one more than a prime number and one less than a perfect square, or one more than a square and one less than a prime. The 5th such number is 10.

One way is to get the prime factorization of the number. If every prime occurs an even number of times, it is a square, otherwise, not. Another is to estimate the square root of the number, and square it. If you get more than the number, try a lower estimate; if less, a higher one. Using interval bisection you very quickly zero in on the square root, if it is a whole number. If so, the number is a perfect square. Otherwise, you find 2 consecutive whole numbers between which is the square root, in which case it is not a perfect square.

To be a perfect square, all the primes in a number's prime factorisation must have an even power To be a perfect cube, all the primes in a number's prime factorisation must a power that is a multiple of 3 → To be a perfect square, all the primes in a number's prime factorisation must a power that is a multiple of 3 and a multiple of 2, ie the power must be a multiple of 6 The smallest prime is 2 2⁶ = 64 = (2³)² = 8² = (2²)³ = 4³ 2¹² = 4096 (too large) 3⁶ = 729 (too large) There is also 1 = 1² = 1³ Thus the whole numbers less than 100 which are both perfect squares and perfect cubes are 1 and 64.

No square number is a prime number, since it has the number you squared as a factor. There are several square numbers less than 100. Just calculate the squares of all numbers, starting with 1, until you reach or pass 100. Then stop.

87 is the only 2-digit number that is 6 greater and 13 less than a square, but it is not prime.

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Any number squared except 0 is a perfect square so it follows that prime numbers are less common than perfect squares.

A beprisque number nnn is an integer which is either one more than a prime number and one less than a perfect square, or one more than a square and one less than a prime. The 5th such number is 10.

One way is to get the prime factorization of the number. If every prime occurs an even number of times, it is a square, otherwise, not. Another is to estimate the square root of the number, and square it. If you get more than the number, try a lower estimate; if less, a higher one. Using interval bisection you very quickly zero in on the square root, if it is a whole number. If so, the number is a perfect square. Otherwise, you find 2 consecutive whole numbers between which is the square root, in which case it is not a perfect square.

To be a perfect square, all the primes in a number's prime factorisation must have an even power To be a perfect cube, all the primes in a number's prime factorisation must a power that is a multiple of 3 → To be a perfect square, all the primes in a number's prime factorisation must a power that is a multiple of 3 and a multiple of 2, ie the power must be a multiple of 6 The smallest prime is 2 2⁶ = 64 = (2³)² = 8² = (2²)³ = 4³ 2¹² = 4096 (too large) 3⁶ = 729 (too large) There is also 1 = 1² = 1³ Thus the whole numbers less than 100 which are both perfect squares and perfect cubes are 1 and 64.

Actually it can, if it's not the square of a prime number. For example, 144 is the square of 12; but you can also factor it as 6 x 24.

No square number is a prime number, since it has the number you squared as a factor. There are several square numbers less than 100. Just calculate the squares of all numbers, starting with 1, until you reach or pass 100. Then stop.

There is only one even prime number and that is 2 as all over even numbers can be divided by 2 and 2 is not square so there isn't a number less than 100 that is an even prime square number.

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87 is the only 2-digit number that is 6 greater and 13 less than a square, but it is not prime.

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Prime numbers can't have whole number square roots, of course, but the largest prime number under 400 is 397.

A square number, or perfect square, is the square of an integer. 232 is less than 572, 242 is more, so it is not the square of an integer.