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# Why can you not make a sudoku puzzle with all prime numbers?

Updated: 12/23/2022

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β 11y ago

I am assuming you are referring to a normal 3x3 sudoku grid, where you can only use the numbers 1-9 once in the grid, and by Prime number you mean the 3digit number across and down the grid must be prime? For a number to be prime, it must end in 1, 3, 7 or 9. There are 5 places on the Sudoku grid for a number to finish and as you can only use a number once in sudoku you have one place left where the number can not be prime. This means the most you can have is 5 prime numbers.

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The question does not make sense. There are not 500 prime numbers but infinitely many!

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