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Topic: Prime Generalization Conjecture
Replies: 48   Last Post: Nov 7, 2017 5:14 PM

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 Ed Prochak Posts: 102 Registered: 11/27/06
Re: Musatov Prime Generalization Conjecture
Posted: Jun 30, 2009 8:38 PM

On Jun 30, 1:12 am, Musatov <marty.musa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Martin Musatov wrote:
> Peter Nilsson wrote:

> > Richard Heathfield <r...@see.sig.invalid> wrote:
> > > CBFalconer said:
> > > > Richard Heathfield wrote:
> > > > > MeAmI.org said:
> > > > > > RULE: EVERY PRIME number is exactly
> > > > > >               1/2 of some other number +1.

>
> > Every prime is exactly half of +1?!
>
> > > > > 2 is a counter-example unless "other number" can mean "same
> > > > > number".

>
> > > > Oh? 3 is 'another number'. 3+1 = 4 (usually).  4/2 = 2 (usually).
>
> > > Division has precedence over addition. Even if it didn't,
> > > associativity would be left to right unless specified otherwise.

>
> > If I have 4 dollars and 20 cents, what is half the dollars and cents?
>
> >   a) \$1.20
> >   b) \$2.10
> >   c) \$2.20
> >   d) \$2.40

>
> > --
> > Peter

>
> Dear Peter,
>
> allow me a brief moment to clarify my conjecture:
>
> "Musatov's Prime Generalization Conjecture": Every prime greater than
> 2 is 2n+1=P.
>
> 2*1+1=3
> 2*2+1=5
> ...
> 2*20+1=41
> ...
>
> (1)Is my conjecture provable?
>

It is trivial in that ANY ODD NUMBER can be written as 2*n+1. Since
all primes beyond 2 are odd, this formula tells us nothing about
primes. Your conjecture is true but not yours. It is common
knowledge.

Ed

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