Pick The Primes

Pick the prime fruit from the tree as quickly as possible.

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This is level 1: pick prime numbers in the range 1 to 16.

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Your job is to pick the
prime numbered fruit from
the tree by clicking on them
as quickly as possible.

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This is Pick The Primes level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

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Monday, September 16, 2019

"You’ve met the first six primes:
2,3,5,7,13,11

They form a nice calculation:
23x57=1311."

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Level 1 - Pick prime numbers in the range 1 to 16

Level 2 - Pick prime numbers in the range 17 to 37

Level 3 - Pick prime numbers in the range 38 to 61

Level 4 - Pick prime numbers in the range 62 to 99

Level 5 - Identify numbers as being either prime or composite up to 144

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Currently the fastest time in the last month for this level (Level 1) has been achieved by Mollie Spencer with a time of 0:02 (that is 2 seconds) on Monday, May 18, 2020. Can you beat that? If you can make sure you claim a trophy because that is how fast times are officially recognised.

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