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Prime numbers

Prime number – A number that is divisible only by itself and 1.

NOTE:

1 is not a prime number

Prime numbers: Up to 100

2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89 and 97

You can remember the values of the first six prime numbers (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13) by counting the number of letters in each of the following words:

How to remember the first 6 prime numbers

Prime suspect because “My (2) dog (3) bites (5) several (7) K (1) G (1) B (1) men (3).”

And 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 and 13 are the first six prime numbers.

Or we can picture this as follows:

The first 6 numbers are 2,3,5,7,11,13

Prime suspect because “My dog bites several KGB men.”

Prime numbers memory aid

If any of our readers can find a better mnemonic or extend this mnemonic then we would be delighted to hear from you.

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