Accounting and Prime Numbers
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"mgmutch" <mgmutch@...> wrote:
> Why don't accountants use prime numbers to keep track of items?When I last looked, 2 was a prime. Are accountants so incompetent
> ... it would be perfect because the items would be indivisible.
that they cannot divide things into halves? Or thirds? Perhaps so?
No integer is indivisible.
The two least divisible integers are the units, +1 and -1,
which are divisible only by +1 and -1.
The most divisible integer is, of course, 0,
which is divisible by every non-zero integer.