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Properties of Prime Numbers

  1. Jun 20, 2014 #1
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    My textbook says any integer greater than 1 is a product of primes. Wouldn't that mean that there are no prime numbers? What is the product of primes that create the integer 23?

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  3. Jun 20, 2014 #2
    No. 23, for example, is prime. But it is true that any number that is not prime is a product of primes.
  4. Jun 20, 2014 #3


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    In this case, the plural of the word "primes" can also be singular.
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