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59 is a prime number from 1-100. 59 has 2 factors, 1 and 59. It is the seventeenth prime number, and the seventeenth prime number from 1-100.

## Proofs

• — 59 can be divided by 1.
• — 59 cannot be divided by 2-58.
• — 59 can be divided by 59.

## As an Exponent of Mersenne Number

259 - 1, which is the number 576,460,752,303,423,487, is divisible by 179,951, and therefore not a prime number.

## Relationship with other odd numbers

### The numbers before

• The previous odd number, 57, is not a prime number. It is divisible by 3 and 19.
• The odd number previous to 57 is 55. 55 is not a prime number. It is divisible by 5 and 11.
• The odd number previous to 55 is 53. 53 is a prime number.
• 53 and 59 are six numbers apart; therefore, they are sexy primes.

### The numbers after

• The next odd number, 61, is a prime number.
• There are no odd numbers between 59 and 61. As a result, they are twin primes.
• 63, the odd number following 61, is not a prime number. It is divisible by 3, 7, 9, and 21.
• 67 is the next prime number after 61.
• 61 and 67 are six numbers apart, so they are sexy primes.
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