179 is a prime number from 101-200. 179 has 2 factors, 1 and 179. It is the 41st prime number, and the sixteenth prime number from 101-200.
As an Exponent of Mersenne Number
Relationship with other odd numbers
The numbers before
- The previous prime number is 173.
- 173 and 179 are six numbers apart; therefore, they are sexy primes.
- The previous prime number before 173 is 167.
- Notably, 169 is not a prime number. It is a square number, being 132 = 169.
The numbers after
- The next prime number is 181.
- There are no odd numbers between 179 and 181. As a result, they are twin primes.
- 191 is the next prime number after 181.
- Notably, 187 is not a prime number. It can be factored as 11 x 17.