This is level 1: pick prime numbers in the range 1 to 16.
Your job is to pick the
prime numbered fruit from
the tree by clicking on them
as quickly as possible.
All the prime numbers have not been picked yet. Keep trying.
You have tried to pick a numbered fruit that is not prime.
Try to remember that is not prime.
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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 for this level (Level 1) has been achieved by Clashcolley with a time of 0:03 (that is 3 seconds) on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Can you beat that? If you can make sure you claim a trophy because that is how fast times are officially recognised.