– Is 1 a prime number?

– Is 0 a natural number?

– Is it polite to answer a question with a question?

– Who am I to know?

What are your answers? What do the questions mean? Are they important? Operators are standing by for your comments.

mathematical dialogues aimed to confuse

– Is 1 a prime number?

– Is 0 a natural number?

– Is it polite to answer a question with a question?

– Who am I to know?

What are your answers? What do the questions mean? Are they important? Operators are standing by for your comments.

Why do you want to know?

Why do you ask?

1 is not a prime. Why? Because this follows from the definition of “prime”. Why not define “prime” in a way that makes 1 a prime? Because then you lose the fundamental theorem of arithmetic.