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179 is a prime number from 101-200. 179 has 2 factors, 1 and 179. It is the 41st prime number, and the sixteenth prime number from 101-200.

## Proofs

• — 179 can be divided by 1.
• — 179 cannot be divided by 2-178.
• — 179 can be divided by 179.

## As an Exponent of Mersenne Number

2179 - 1 is divisible by number such as 359 and 1,433 and is therefore not a prime number.

## Relationship with other odd numbers

### The numbers before

• The previous prime number is 173.
• 173 and 179 are six numbers apart; therefore, they are sexy primes.
• The previous prime number before 173 is 167.
• Notably, 169 is not a prime number. It is a square number, being 132 = 169.

### The numbers after

• The next prime number is 181.
• There are no odd numbers between 179 and 181. As a result, they are twin primes.
• 191 is the next prime number after 181.
• Notably, 187 is not a prime number. It can be factored as 11 x 17.
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