# Divisor of One of Coprime Numbers is Coprime to Other/Proof 1

## Theorem

Let $a, b \in \N$ be numbers such that $a$ and $b$ are coprime:

$a \perp b$

Let $c > 1$ be a divisor of $a$:

$c \divides a$

Then $c$ and $b$ are coprime:

$c \perp b$

In the words of Euclid:

If two numbers be prime to one another, the number which measures the one of them will be prime to the remaining number.

## Proof

Let $a \perp b$ and $c > 1: c \divides a$.

Aiming for a contradiction, suppose $c \not \perp b$.

So by definition of not coprime:

$\exists d > 1: d \divides c, d \divides b$

But from Divisor Relation is Transitive:

$d \divides c, c \divides a \implies d \divides a$

So $d$ is a common divisor of both $a$ and $b$.

So, by definition, $a$ and $b$ are not coprime.

The result follows by Proof by Contradiction.

$\blacksquare$