# Prime Numbers

A prime number is a whole number greater than **1**, which is only divisible by 1 and itself. First few prime numbers are : 2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 …..

**Some interesting fact about Prime numbers **

- Two is the only even Prime number.
- Every prime number can represented in form of 6n+1 or 6n-1 except 2 and 3, where n is natural number.
- Two and Three are only two consecutive natural numbers which are prime too.
- Goldbach Conjecture: Every even integer greater than 2 can be expressed as the sum of two primes.
- GCD of all other natural numbers with a prime is always one.
- Wilson Theorem : Wilson’s theorem states that a natural number p > 1 is a prime number if and only if
(p - 1) ! ≡ -1 mod p OR (p - 1) ! ≡ (p-1) mod p

- Fermat’s Little Theorem: If n is a prime number, then for every a, 1 <= a < n,
a

^{n-1}≡ 1 (mod n) OR a^{n-1}% n = 1 - Prime Number Theorem : The probability that a given, randomly chosen number n is prime is inversely proportional to its number of digits, or to the logarithm of n.
- Lemoine’s Conjecture : Any odd integer greater than 5 can be expressed as a sum of an odd prime (all primes other than 2 are odd) and an even semiprime. A semiprime number is a product of two prime numbers. This is called Lemoine’s conjecture.

**How we check whether a number is Prime or not?**

**Naive solution**.

A naive solution is to iterate through all numbers from 2 to n-1 and for every number check if it divides n. If we find any number that divides, we return false.

## C++

`// A school method based C++ program to`

`// check if a number is prime`

`#include <bits/stdc++.h>`

`using`

`namespace`

`std;`

`// function check whether a number`

`// is prime or not`

`bool`

`isPrime(`

`int`

`n)`

`{`

`// Corner case`

`if`

`(n <= 1)`

`return`

`false`

`;`

`// Check from 2 to n-1`

`for`

`(`

`int`

`i = 2; i < n; i++)`

`if`

`(n % i == 0)`

`return`

`false`

`;`

`return`

`true`

`;`

`}`

`// Driver Program`

`int`

`main()`

`{`

`isPrime(11) ? cout <<`

`" true\n"`

`:`

`cout <<`

`" false\n"`

`;`

`return`

`0;`

`}`

*chevron_right**filter_none*## Java

`// A school method based Java program to`

`// check if a number is prime`

`import`

`java.util.*;`

`class`

`GFG {`

`// function check whether a number`

`// is prime or not`

`static`

`boolean`

`isPrime(`

`int`

`n)`

`{`

`// Corner case`

`if`

`(n <=`

`1`

`)`

`return`

`false`

`;`

`// Check from 2 to n-1`

`for`

`(`

`int`

`i =`

`2`

`; i < n; i++)`

`if`

`(n % i ==`

`0`

`)`

`return`

`false`

`;`

`return`

`true`

`;`

`}`

`/* Driver program */`

`public`

`static`

`void`

`main(String[] args)`

`{`

`if`

`(isPrime(`

`11`

`))`

`System.out.println(`

`" true"`

`) ;`

`else`

`System.out.println(`

`" false"`

`);`

`}`

`}`

`// This code is contributed by Arnav Kr. Mandal`

*chevron_right**filter_none*## Python3

`# A school method based Python3 program`

`# to check if a number is prime`

`# function check whether a number`

`# is prime or not`

`def`

`isPrime(n):`

`# Corner case`

`if`

`(n <`

`=`

`1`

`):`

`return`

`False`

`# Check from 2 to n-1`

`for`

`i`

`in`

`range`

`(`

`2`

`, n):`

`if`

`(n`

`%`

`i`

`=`

`=`

`0`

`):`

`return`

`False`

`return`

`True`

`# Driver Program`

`if`

`isPrime(`

`11`

`):`

`print`

`(`

`"true"`

`)`

`else`

`:`

`print`

`(`

`"false"`

`)`

`# This code is contributed by Sachin Bisht`

*chevron_right**filter_none*## C#

`// A school method based C# program to`

`// check if a number is prime`

`using`

`System;`

`class`

`GFG`

`{`

`// function check whether a`

`// number is prime or not`

`static`

`bool`

`isPrime(`

`int`

`n)`

`{`

`// Corner case`

`if`

`(n <= 1)`

`return`

`false`

`;`

`// Check from 2 to n-1`

`for`

`(`

`int`

`i = 2; i < n; i++)`

`if`

`(n % i == 0)`

`return`

`false`

`;`

`return`

`true`

`;`

`}`

`// Driver Code`

`static`

`void`

`Main()`

`{`

`if`

`(isPrime(11))`

`Console.Write(`

`" true"`

`) ;`

`else`

`Console.Write(`

`" false"`

`);`

`}`

`}`

`// This code is contributed by Sam007`

*chevron_right**filter_none*## PHP

`<?php`

`// A school method based PHP program to`

`// check if a number is prime`

`// function check whether a number`

`// is prime or not`

`function`

`isPrime(`

`$n`

`)`

`{`

`// Corner case`

`if`

`(`

`$n`

`<= 1)`

`return`

`false;`

`// Check from 2 to n-1`

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`(`

`$i`

`= 2;`

`$i`

`<`

`$n`

`;`

`$i`

`++)`

`if`

`(`

`$n`

`%`

`$i`

`== 0)`

`return`

`false;`

`return`

`true;`

`}`

`// Driver Code`

`if`

`(isPrime(11))`

`echo`

`(`

`"true"`

`);`

`else`

`echo`

`(`

`"false"`

`);`

`// This code is contributed by Ajit.`

`?>`

*chevron_right**filter_none*

**Output :**

Time complexity :O(n)True

**Efficient solutions**

**Algorithms to find all prime number smaller the N. **

- Sieve of Eratosthenes
- Sieve of Eratosthenes in 0(n) time complexity
- Segmented Sieve
- Sieve of Sundaram
- Bitwise Sieve
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