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# The sum of two prime numbers is 85. What is the product of these two prime numbers?

Prime numbers are numbers that have only two factors -1 and itself.

## Answer: The product of the two prime numbers is 166.

Let's find the product.

**Explanation:**

A number that has only two factors 1 and itself is called a prime number.

The sum of any two odd prime numbers is always an even number, whereas 85 is an odd number.

Since one of the numbers has to be even, 2 will be one of the numbers as it is the only even prime number

Therefore, the only pair of numbers that give the sum 85 will be

2 + 83 = 85

The product of the numbers is

2 × 83 = 166.

### Thus, the product of the two prime numbers is 166.

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