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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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 Pubkeybreaker Posts: 1,683 Registered: 2/12/07
Re: First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
Posted: May 17, 2013 9:34 AM

On May 17, 6:42 am, rich...@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Richard Tobin) wrote:
>
> Pubkeybreaker  <pubkeybrea...@aol.com> wrote:

> >This is a gross misstatement of the proof. It did NOT prove that there
> >were infinitely many prime pairs.  What it did prove was that the gap
> >between primes is FINITELY BOUNDED infinitely often.  The bound is 70
> >x 10^6.

>
> I agree that the article (quoted from Scientific American) is unclear,
> but it appears to be using "prime pairs" to mean "successive primes",
> and "twin primes" to mean "prime pairs where the difference is 2".
>
> infinitely many pairs of successive primes.

Not with a finitely bounded gap between them we didn't.

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5/17/13 Richard Tobin
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5/23/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
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