is a^{2-}4 prime

"is a^{2}-4 prime"

Depends on the value of a.

If a = 3, then a^{2} - 4 = 5, which is prime.

If a = 4 then a^{2} - 4 = 12, which is not prime.

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Is a^2 - 4 prime?

If a is an integer > 3, it will be prime. Because if the least value to make it not prime = y, then

y - 2 > 1, because we can't let y-2 = 1.

y > 3.

If a is an integer < 3 it will be either prime or negative.