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"mgmutch" <mgmutch@...> wrote:

> Why don't accountants use prime numbers to keep track of items?

> ... it would be perfect because the items would be indivisible.

When I last looked, 2 was a prime. Are accountants so incompetent

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.

David