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Topic: questions about a "proof" of the Goldbach Conjecture.
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Re: questions about a "proof" of the Goldbach Conjecture.
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 11:24 PM
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On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:36:51 PM UTC-8, wrote:
> In you can see the minimum "Goldbach sets" than can produce the first 50,100,250 even numbers.
> It interesting to know that there are 24 odd primes available for produce the 50 even numbers < 100 but 13 are sufficient. Same, there are 45 odd primes available for the 100 even numbers < 200 but 19 are sufficient.
> Ludovicus

Thanks. That was great.

I'm just beginning to explore this stuff. The following is quite vague.
I've been thinking about an approach that goes something like this:

Suppose 3 is met by a composite number. The absolute maximum factor
is achieved when one of the factors is 3. That is n is a multiple of
3 so 2n-3 is divisible by 3. The other factor is 2n/3 - 1. Now that
is just the set of odd numbers greater than 3. Suppose that number
is a prime number. Its equadistant number is 4n/3 + 1. That number
won't be divisible by 3 because 2n/3 - 1 is a prime. Since the idea is
to attempt to prove Goldbach's conjecture false so that number has to
be a composite. The smallest factor is 5....

Now suppose 2n/3 - 1 isn't a prime. The next smallest facotr for 2n-3
is 5. This only happens for n=(5x+3)/2 where x>1 (n has to be greater
than 5 for 2n-5 to be > 5) and the sequence is again the set of odd
number > 2 (3 is allowed this time because it hasn't been handled)...

What I'm trying to do is set up a race condition where I can't avoid
equadistant primes no matter how big I make n. Maybe that's how
Chen proved all even numbers > 3 can be expresses as the sum of two
primes or a prime and semiprime.

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