Wednesday, 11 March 2015

WHY 1 IS NOT PRIME NO ?


 If one is allowed as a prime, then any number could be written as a product of primes in many ways. 

EXAMPLE.

24 = 1*2*2*2*3
or 24 = 1*1*2*2*2*3
or 24 = 1*1*1*1*1*2*2*2*3

The fact that factoring into primes can only be done in one way is important in mathematics.