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Topic: Combining Primes
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antani

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Re: Combining Primes
Posted: Aug 10, 2013 5:12 PM
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In article <XnsA218A398ABCFEgoddardbenetscapenet@74.209.136.99>,
Bart Goddard <goddardbe@netscape.net> wrote:

> Sandy <sandy@hotmail.invalid> wrote in
> news:_I6dnb4o3esENZvPnZ2dnUVZ8sqdnZ2d@bt.com:
>

> > But suppose we leave the OPs second alternative to one side and ask
> > 'Is there any way to combine 2 primes to get a larger prime?' Given
> > the enormous number of ways two numbers can be "combined" to yield a
> > third, it would seem to be a hopeless task to give a negative answer.

>
> Indeed. E.g., let p and q be two distinct primes. Use the Euclidean
> algorithm to express their gcd as a linear combination of p and q,
> say, ap + bq =1. Multiply by 3 to get 3ap + 3bq =3, which is a prime.
> We have now combined two primes to obtain a third. So much for
> another crackpot's "resoundingly" false assertions.


Does not work if one of the original two primes is 3.


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