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Topic: Goldbach conjecture
Replies: 43   Last Post: Sep 26, 2000 8:55 AM

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 Gerry Myerson Posts: 192 Registered: 12/8/04
Re: Goldbach conjecture
Posted: Nov 3, 1997 1:32 AM

In article <EJ1n3C.KEq@syd.csa.com.au>, warwickp@syd.csa.com.au wrote:

=> In article <NoJunkMail-3110971441350001@abinitio.mpce.mq.edu.au>,
=> > In article <3458CA74.900@math.okstate.edu>, David Ullrich
=> > <ullrich@math.okstate.edu> wrote:
=> >
=> > > Gerry Myerson wrote:
=> > > >
=> > > > ...it has been obvious for a century or two that the Goldbach
=> > > > Conjecture is true.
=> > >
=> > > Really? Could you explain why this is obvious?
=> >
=> > Well, there are so damn many primes.
=>
=> There are "so damn many" squares also,

No, there aren't anywhere near as many squares as there are primes.
Up to 10: 3 squares, 4 primes.
Up to 100: 10 squares, 25 primes.
Up to 1000: 31 squares, 168 primes.
Up to 10000: 100 squares, 1229 primes.
And it just keeps getting worse.

Gerry Myerson (gerry@mpce.mq.edu.au)

Date Subject Author
10/29/97 Gerry Myerson
10/30/97 David Ullrich
10/30/97 Gerry Myerson
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11/10/97 Bob Runkel
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11/3/97 Gerry Myerson
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11/6/97 Legion
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11/5/97 Robert Hill
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