In this tutorial, we are going to see the code of a prime number in Python to check whether a given number is a prime number or not

## What is a Prime Number?

A prime number is a number greater than 1 , which is not divisible by any other number except 1 and itself. For example 2, 3,5,7,11 etc.

## Python Code to check Prime Number

### steps to check prime number

- Take a number input from user
- First check if number is less then 2, then it’s not a prime number
- else run a loop from i =0 to i =number and create a boolean variable and initializa it true
- check if the number is divisible by i, if yes then the number is not a prime number, update the boolean variable to false and break the loop
- end of loop
- if the boolean variable is true, then the number is a prime number

### Python Prime Number Code

```
number = int(input("enter the number "))
if number<2:
print("this is not a prime number")
else:
status = True
for i in range(2,number):
if (number%i == 0):
status = False
print("this is not a prime number")
break
if status:
print("this is a prime number")
else:
print("this is not a prime number")
```

### Output

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