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prove or disprove the following conjecture:

If n is a positive integar, then n^2 - n +41 is a prime number

2. Relevant equations

no, just prove or disprove

3. The attempt at a solution

I think one possible answer may be there is no factorization for this except itself and 1.

not like N^2-1 which can write as (n-1)(n+1)

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# Homework Help: Prove the number theory conjecture

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