Hi. New to this forum so I hope it's a friendly one.

I like theideaof math, but I'm actually not good at it whatsoever. Anyway, this question came to mind and I thought I would seek a math forum to get some sort of answer.

What's up with Prime Numbers? Why was this taught to me in school? What purpose (outside of game shows, riddles, and math class) does a Prime Number serve? What occupations are dependent on Prime Numbers?

Thanks a bunch? I'm not being a smart-***, I really wanna know as I'm in my 40s and have never once needed to know what numbers are Prime.

-MTW

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