Prove that every irreducible is prime in Z_p where p is prime.
You are aware of the fact that $\displaystyle \mathbb{Z}_p$ is a FIELD for any prime $\displaystyle p$ ?? Because if you are then your question is trivial, and if you aren't then perhaps try to prove it: it isn't hard.
Tonio
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