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1. Can someone explain to me where the implication, 'therefore p is not a Gaussian prime' comes from?
2. In a ring, the definition of a prime p is:

p is a prime if p is non-zero and non-unit and whenever p | ab, either p | a or p | b (or both).

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_e...cible_elements
3. (Original post by DFranklin)
In a ring, the definition of a prime p is:

p is a prime if p is non-zero and non-unit and whenever p | ab, either p | a or p | b (or both).

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_e...cible_elements
Thank you.

I have no idea why I didn't get it before. All I had to do was look at the definition of a Gaussian prime!

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