Q: Is 1 a Prime Number?

 A: No, 1 is not a prime number.

Why is 1 not a prime number?

A prime number is a natural number, greater than one, that can only be divided by 1 and itself.

The number 1 can be evenly divided by and 1, with no remainder.

Since 1 cannot be divided by just 1 and 1, it is not a prime number.

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