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# Can a natural number be a prime number?

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###### June 15, 2010 7:32PM

All prime numbers are natural numbers. So yes, some natural numbers are prime numbers.

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### What are the definition of prime numbers?

In mathematics, a prime number (or a prime) is a
natural number which has exactly two distinct natural number
divisors: 1 and itself.
natural numbers are positive whole numbers: 1,2,3,4....
So 7 is a prime because it can only be divided by itself and 1
into a whole number
8 is not prime because it can be divided by 2 or 4 and yield a
whole number answer.