What is the smallest prime number?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : August 5th, 2022

A prime number is a number that has two factors only, i.e., the number 1 and the number itself.

1 is the smallest non-zero number.

and, Factor of 1 = 1

The only factor of 1 is 1.

2 is the next smallest non-zero number

1 and 2 are the factors of the number 2

It has only two factors, 1 and 2, i.e., the number itself

Therefore, when asked What is the smallest prime number? then the answer will be that the smallest prime number is 2.

Summary:

What is the smallest prime number?

The smallest prime number is 2.

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