Prime Numbers
I contend that the conventional definition of prime numbers, as taught in the UK's educational establishments [I've worked as a maths teacher in comprehensive schools], is flawed, and I replace it as follows ...


            1  the only true prime number is 1 because it is the only positive whole number that is exactly divisible by itself alone


            2  those positive whole numbers [such as 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 & 13] that are exactly divisible only by themselves and 1 can be classified as secondary primes


            3  to avoid having to use the term secondary prime for each member of what is an infinite family of numbers we can call 1 the supreme prime and all the former numbers prime. In other words, we can say that 1 sits at the head of the infinite family of prime numbers

A list of the first 700 prime numbers [headed by 1] is included on the website [as a PDF file].

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