Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.2 - Prime and Composite Numbers - Problem Set 1.2 - Page 13: 33



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RECALL: A number is composite if it has factors other than itself and 1. A number is prime if its only factors are 1 and itself. Note that: $59 = 1 \times 59$ and has no other factors Thus, the given number is prime.
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