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Jan 9 2018   8:43PM GMT

prime number

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A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 whose only factors are 1 and itself. A factor is a whole number that can be divided evenly into another number. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“The security of many encryption systems is based on mathematical problems involving prime numbers so large that the problems are prohibitively hard for attackers to solve.” – Michael Cobb

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b. breech

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