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### Is 2 a Prime Number?

Category: Prime Numbers

# Is Two a Prime Number?

*Yes two is a prime number!***Two is the ONLY EVEN prime number. This is a fact many students have difficulty with. 'How can it be even and prime?'**

**Let's have a look at the definitions again :)**

**A Prime Number...* can be divided by ITSELF (2) and 1. * has only two DISCTINCT factors (2 & 1) so therefore... has too be prime.**

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