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# m19#17

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15 Oct 2011, 00:59
Is $$p^2$$ a prime number?

1. $$p > 1$$
2. $$\sqrt{p}$$ is an integer

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B

I got stumped by thinking 1 is prime. Shame.
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16 Oct 2011, 04:50
Ans:B

If Sqrt of P is integer then P^2 can't be prime.
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16 Oct 2011, 11:41
Answer should be B -- as sqrt of P is an integer then P squre can not be prime number.
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# m19#17

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