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# Archive | Prime Numbers

# Problem of the Month – January 2013

Twelve is the first number with two pairs of factors (2 x 6 and 3 x 4). Primes, on the other hand, have no pairs of factors other than the trivial pair of one and the prime number itself. Considering that contrast, here’s an interesting fact about primes and the number 12. Add 12 to […]

# The “Ladder of Primes”

Prime numbers help us reduce fractions Using the “Ladder of Primes,” students can more easily and more quickly reduce fractions to lowest terms.