How can I find a prime number? I need to find the 25th, 100st and 253st prime numbers. Which are the rules of defining a prime number? I will be learning programming and now am studying math for programmers. Please help!
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So from the table I can see that:

• # 253st prime number is 1607

Thanks!

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First you need to know some IMPORTANT rules about the prime numbers. Some of them:

1. A prime number can be divided, without a remainder, only by itself and by 1. For example, 17 can be divided only by 17 and by 1.
2. The only even prime number is 2. All other even numbers can be divided by 2.
3. Zero and 1 are not considered prime numbers.
4. To prove whether a number is a prime number, first try dividing it by 2, and see if you get a whole number. If you do, it can't be a prime number. If you don't get a whole number, next try dividing it by prime numbers: 3, 5, 7, 11 (9 is divisible by 3) and so on, always dividing by a prime number.

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Here is a list (or table) of the first 62 prime numbers - UP TO 300 (the last one is 293) (you can count and find yours HERE: https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/prime-numbers-to-10k.html

 2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97 101 103 107 109 113 127 131 137 139 149 151 157 163 167 173 179 181 191 193 197 199 211 223 227 229 233 239 241 251 257 263 269 271 277 281 283 293

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Do you know that the largest currently known prime, 243,112,609– 1, was found by the electrical engineer Hans-Michael Elvenich in 2008.

It has 12,978,189 digits!!