# Definition:Divisibility/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Divisibility

The concept of **divisibility** has been studied for over $3000$ years.

from before the time of Pythagoras of Samos, the ancient Greeks were considering questions about:

as well as many other.

Even today, some of those questions remain unanswered.

## Sources

- 1994: H.E. Rose:
*A Course in Number Theory*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $1$ Divisibility: $1.1$ The Euclidean algorithm and unique factorization