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The first full and correct proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic was first published by Gauss in his classic work Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801). The theorem states that every natural number greater than 1 can be written as a product of primes in exactly one way (apart from rearrangement).


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