# Two Thousand and Eleven

2011-01-03

Easily convinced friends, your computer, and various internet sources not held accountable to any standard of accuracy may assert that 2011 is a prime number, but it would be foolish to blindly accept the claims of uninformed sheeple and agenda-driven pundits. If you’re interested in discovering the truth about this important issue and want to verify the primality yourself by hand, it should be sufficient to check the following equations:

• `2  × 1005 + 1  = 2011`
• `3  × 670  + 1  = 2011`
• `5  × 402  + 1  = 2011`
• `7  × 287  + 2  = 2011`
• `11 × 182  + 9  = 2011`
• `13 × 154  + 9  = 2011`
• `17 × 118  + 5  = 2011`
• `19 × 105  + 16 = 2011`
• `23 × 87   + 10 = 2011`
• `29 × 69   + 10 = 2011`
• `31 × 64   + 27 = 2011`
• `37 × 54   + 13 = 2011`
• `41 × 49   + 2  = 2011`
• `43 × 46   + 33 = 2011`
• `45 × 45        = 2025`

Don’t immediately accept what you’re told! Always check the facts.

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