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Topic: First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
Replies: 30   Last Post: May 28, 2013 6:01 AM

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 Wally W. Posts: 283 Registered: 6/15/11
Re: First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
Posted: May 16, 2013 9:19 PM

On Thu, 16 May 2013 16:31:20 -0700 (PDT), Pubkeybreaker wrote:

>On May 16, 12:03 pm, Sam Wormley <sworml...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
>>
>>
>>

>> >http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=first-proof-that-inf...
>> > That goal is the proof to a conjecture concerning prime numbers.
>> > Those are the whole numbers that are divisible only by one and
>> > themselves. Primes abound among smaller numbers, but they become less
>> > and less frequent as one goes towards larger numbers. In fact, the
>> > gap between each prime and the next becomes larger and larger -- on
>> > average. But exceptions exist: the 'twin primes', which are pairs of
>> > prime numbers that differ in value by 2. Examples of known twin
>> > primes are 3 and 5, or 17 and 19, or 2,003,663,613 × 2^195,000 - 1 and
>> > 2,003,663,613 × 2^195,000 + 1.

>>
>> > The twin prime conjecture says that there is an infinite number of
>> > such twin pairs. Some attribute the conjecture to the Greek
>> > mathematician Euclid of Alexandria, which would make it one of the
>> > oldest open problems in mathematics.- Hide quoted text -

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>> - Show quoted text -

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>This is a gross misstatement of the proof.

A gross misstatement by Sam? Really?!

Oh ... I guess not.

He didn't actually write what he posted.

Maybe he'll want to take credit for vetting it ... or not.

Date Subject Author
5/16/13 Sam Wormley
5/16/13 Pubkeybreaker
5/16/13 Wally W.
5/17/13 Richard Tobin
5/17/13 Pubkeybreaker
5/17/13 Richard Tobin
5/17/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
5/18/13 Richard Tobin
5/18/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
5/18/13 Graham Cooper
5/19/13 Richard Tobin
5/23/13 Phil Carmody
5/25/13 Tucsondrew@me.com
5/17/13 David C. Ullrich
5/23/13 joshipura@gmail.com
5/23/13 quasi
5/24/13 joshipura@gmail.com
5/24/13 Graham Cooper
5/24/13 quasi
5/24/13 Graham Cooper
5/24/13 Pubkeybreaker
5/23/13 Peter Percival
5/23/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
5/23/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
5/24/13 Robin Chapman
5/24/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
5/24/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
5/28/13 Robin Chapman
5/24/13 Robin Chapman
5/25/13 byron
5/25/13 Brian Q. Hutchings