Bring me the Optimus Prime (Numbers)

Mike McQueen, Multimedia Manager

Wolfram, whose entire business is math, said that a prime number is defined as a positive integer which is evenly divisible only by one and itself. Factmonster points out that two is the first and a special case of prime number, because it is also the only even prime number, as all other even numbers are evenly divisible by two. The rest of the numbers are called composite, it’s not even worth getting started on negative numbers. One used to be considered a prime number, but is no longer. Yet, it is not a composite number either, according to Wolfram. Prime numbers are used everyday in encryption. cites PBS in explaining how the RSA algorithm uses prime numbers to protect information being sent across the internet. 

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