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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.

Proofs

  • Yes — 179 can be divided by 1.
  • No — 179 cannot be divided by 2-178.
  • Yes — 179 can be divided by 179.

As an Exponent of Mersenne Number

2179 - 1 is divisible by number such as 359 and 1,433 and is therefore not a prime 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.