Is 491 A Prime Number

A prime number is a whole number with exactly two integral divisors, 1 and itself.

Let's check 491 number is prime.

Check 491 Prime Number Or Not

Factors of 491 :
  • 1
  • 491

The factors number for 491 is 2 , that's why it is a prime number.

THE ANSWER

491 Is A Prime Number

What Is Prime Number ?

Prime numbers are positive integers which have no divisors other than 1 and themselves so prime numbers can't be divided by other numbers than itself or 1. For example 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23.... are the prime numbers.

How to check if a number is prime ?

The method we use is to try to divide it by all numbers from 1 to itself.

For example:

Let's check 42 prime or not ?

For number 42 we have to divide from 1 to 42 to find the remainder is equal to 0.

Divisors are : 1 , 2 , 3 , 6 , 7 , 14 and 21. So there more than 2 divisors.

The Answer : 42 is not a prime number.

Another example:

Let's check 17 prime or not ?

For number 17 we have to divide from 1 to 17 to find the remainder is equal to 0.

1 and 17 are the only divisors for 17. There are 2 divisors.

The Answer : 17 is a prime number.

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