157 is a prime number from 101-200. 157 has 2 factors, 1 and 157. It is the 37th prime number, and the twelfth prime number from 101-200.
As an Exponent of Mersenne Number
2157 - 1 is divisible by 852,133,201, and is therefore not a prime number.
Relationship with other odd numbers
The numbers before
- The previous prime number is 151.
- 151 and 157 are six numbers apart; therefore, they are sexy primes.
- The previous prime number before 151 is 149.
The numbers after
- The next prime number is 163.
- In particular, 161 is divisible by 7, therefore not a prime number.
- 157 and 163 are six numbers apart; therefore, they are sexy primes.
- 167 is the next prime number after 163.
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