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Topic: Vindication of Goldbach's conjecture
Replies: 74   Last Post: Aug 9, 2012 6:50 PM

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Re: Vindication of Goldbach's conjecture
Posted: Jun 17, 2012 2:17 PM

On Sun, 17 Jun 2012 02:20:49 -0700 (PDT), mluttgens
<luttgma@gmail.com> wrote:

>83749105938571693046 = 157 + 83749105938571692889
> = 277 + 83749105938571692769
> = 283 + 83749105938571692763
> = 487 + 83749105938571692559
>etc... etc... etc...

Notice that 157 is the _smallest_ prime that works.

Thus, the following attempts all fail:

83749105938571693046 = 3 + 83749105938571693043
5 + 83749105938571693041
7 + 83749105938571693039
11 + 83749105938571693035
13 + 83749105938571693033
17 + 83749105938571693029
...
151 + 83749105938571692895

So by trial and error, you find that 157 works, but you didn't
know that before you checked the other summand. So how did
you know in advance that some prime was going to work?

To prove Goldbach's Conjecture, you have to show, for the
general even n > 4, not a just a particular case, that a pair
of odd primes exists whose sum is n. That you haven't done.

Note: "mutatis mutandi" is not a valid principle of
mathematical reasoning.

quasi

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