Is '1' a prime number?

Thread Topic: Is '1' a prime number?

Joined: Jul 18, 14
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2014-07-18 00:39:41
There are two dueling mathematical schools of thought... One of which declares the number '1' to be a prime number since it can only be divided by '1', and another which claims that it isn't because a prime number must include two unique integer divisors (itself and the number '1')... and the number '1' only has one
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Joined: Aug 20, 14
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2014-08-20 23:57:15
According to a five minute internet search, 1 is a "unit" rather than a prime number. The OEIS and Wikipedia (along with a few other websites of questionable quality) present this as a decided (rather than debated) point.
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