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Here's an easy maths riddle I've come up with:

I am prime to all aspects of mathematics, yet I am not prime myself.

I have never lost a competition, nor drawn.

My four-sided origins are not real, yet I occur naturally.

What am I?

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I think the answer is

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I am prime to all aspects of mathematics, yet I am not prime myself.

1 is not prime, yet it is fundamental in maths

I have never lost a competition, nor drawn.

Of course it hasn't, it has only 'won'

My four-sided origins are not real, yet I occur naturally.

I'm assuming this is a reference to the imaginary number $i$, which is $\sqrt-1$

And then of course

This is the Simple Maths Riddle number 1!

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    $\begingroup$ that is what i was thinking it was, but wasnt sure how the last part fit in $\endgroup$ – Dragonrage Mar 27 '18 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ @TheSimpliFire I'm the same as Dragonrage here, I've got the basics of the last line but don't fully understand it. Could you explain what the 4 sided origins are? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Mar 27 '18 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ Regarding four sides: I guess that could be i^1 = i, i^2 = -1, i^3 = -i, i^4 = 1; on the complex plane they belong to the sides of the square with the center at 0,0. $\endgroup$ – nicael Mar 27 '18 at 18:50

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