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301 is a composite number, since 301 = 7 * 43. This is related to the proposal of the deaf French mathematician and acoustician Joseph Sauveur to divide the octave in 43 parts called

merides, and those into seven more parts calledheptamerides. Back in the days of slide rules and log tables, this made sense since by multiplying the log base ten of the interval in question by 1000, one came close to how many heptamerides it constituted.