What are prime numbers?

Prime numbers are whole numbers, greater than 1, that are only divisible by themselves and 1.

 

Here are the first prime numbers up to 1019:

 

2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23
29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61
67 71 73 79 83 89 97 101 103
107 109 113 127 131 137 139 149 151
157 163 167 173 179 181 191 193 197
199 211 223 227 229 233 239 241 251
257 263 269 271 277 281 283 293 307
311 313 317 331 337 347 349 353 359
367 373 379 383 389 397 401 409 419
421 431 433 439 443 449 457 461 463
467 479 487 491 499 503 509 521 523
541 547 557 563 569 571 577 587 593
599 601 607 613 617 619 631 641 643
647 653 659 661 673 677 683 691 701
709 719 727 733 739 743 751 757 761
769 773 787 797 809 811 821 823 827
829 839 853 857 859 863 877 881 883
887 907 911 919 929 937 941 947 953
967 971 977 983 991 997 1009 1013 1019

 

Click here for a list of prime numbers up to 10111.