# Question Is 1 a prime number?

### Short answer

The number **1 is a PRIME** number.

#### How to check if the number 1 is a prime number

A prime number can be divided, without a remainder, only by itself and by 1. For example, 13 can be divided only by 13 and by 1. In this case, the number **1** that you looked for, **is a PRIME number**, so it devides by **1** and of course **1**.