# Is 47 a prime number?

It is possible to find out using mathematical methods whether a given integer is a prime number or not.

For 47, the answer is: yes, 47 is a prime number because it has only two distinct divisors: 1 and itself (47).

As a consequence, 47 is only a multiple of 1 and 47.

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Since 47 is a prime number, 47 is also a deficient number, that is to say 47 is a natural integer that is strictly larger than the sum of its proper divisors, i.e., the divisors of 47 without 47 itself (that is 1, by definition!).