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prove that if a divides p^2 then a also divides p. explain this theorem in this example where p^2=441 and a=9

prove that if a divides p^2 then a also divides p. explain this theorem in this example where p^2=441 and a=9

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Sneha Manoharan
31 Points
8 years ago
Haris, The example which u took is wrong bcoz according to the theorem, p must always be a prime no. whereas p^2 = 441 p = root 441 p = 21 which is not a prime no. try some other example Good Luck!!!

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