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# Are prime numbers positive numbers?

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09 Mar 2013, 03:45
so if we are given a question X, Y are prime numbers

we must assume its a positive prime number and not the negative scenario?
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09 Mar 2013, 04:17
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fozzzy wrote:
so if we are given a question X, Y are prime numbers

we must assume its a positive prime number and not the negative scenario?

Only positive numbers can be primes. So, the smallest prime number is 2.

For more check Number Theory chapter of Math Book: math-number-theory-88376.html

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