# Which of these numbers is a prime number 1, 11, 21, 51?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 13, 2016

11 is a prime number.

#### Explanation:

By defintion a prime number is a number greater than one and the only whole numbers it can be divided by to provide a whole number quotient are 1 and itself.

1 is not greater than one so it is not a prime number.

11 is only divisible by 1 and 11, it is a prime number.

21 is visible by 1, 3, 7, and 21; not a prime number.

51 is divisble by 1, 3, 7, 17, and 51; not a prime number.

**11 is the only prime number** .