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  1. #1 prime number 2 
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    all even numbers are formed from 2. and assuming that half of the numbers in a set of natural numbers are even can we conclude that 2 is the most abundant prime number?


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    Quote Originally Posted by parag1973
    all even numbers are formed from 2. and assuming that half of the numbers in a set of natural numbers are even can we conclude that 2 is the most abundant prime number?
    I think you mean “most abundant prime factor”.

    Well, this is not my area, unfortunately. I’ll leave the other experts to answer your question.


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    1/2 of all numbers are divisible by 2. 1/3 of all numbers are divisible by 3. 1/5 of all numbers are divisible by 5. etc. So what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag1973
    all even numbers are formed from 2. and assuming that half of the numbers in a set of natural numbers are even can we conclude that 2 is the most abundant prime number?

    Actually all even and odd numbers are formed from one. Ha-ha.



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    Quote Originally Posted by parag1973
    all even numbers are formed from 2. and assuming that half of the numbers in a set of natural numbers are even can we conclude that 2 is the most abundant prime number?
    You must either formulate your question in a more sophisticated way, and I don't quite know what that would be, or accept that there are a countably infinite number of even numbers, a countably infinite number of odd numbers divisible by three, .....
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